BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – African spears stolen from a historic building in Boulder have been returned, but there’s still no sign of the thieves.

The theft took place just before midnight on New Year’s Eve. The four men broke into the Historic Highland Building at 885 Arapahoe Avenue through a third floor window that they forced open. They then damaged sculptures, broke glass showcases and stole the spears, which were on display.

The men also took cookies from the kitchen before leaving.

Surveillance images captured several images of the men.

A lawyer told Boulder police this week he could arrange to return the items, but refused to tell investigators who had them because of “attorney-client privilege.”

Additional Resources:

Boulder police released the following information earlier this month in a bulletin about the crime:

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Ralph Smith at 303-441-3333. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.


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