Statues stolen from the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver – RECOVERED

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Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Police have now recovered the two rose quartz lions stolen last week.  Sometime between 6:00 p.m. on September 6th and 8:00 a.m. on September 7th, the lion statues were stolen in a break-and-enter at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden located at 578 Carrall Street.

The statues have been returned to the popular tourist spot where they have been a fixture for about 30 years.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

BACKGROUND

Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Police have received a report of two stolen lions and are asking the public to help find them.

Sometime between 6:00 p.m. on September 6th and 8:00 a.m. on September 7th, two large rose quartz lion statues were stolen from the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden located at 578 Carrall Street.

The rose quartz lions are one of the treasures at the Garden in Vancouver.
The rose quartz lions are one of the treasures at the Garden in Vancouver.

The rose quartz lions are one of the treasures at the Garden in Vancouver. They are extremely heavy, are roughly 18″ tall by 24″ wide, and have been a fixture of the popular tourist spot for about 30 years.

Investigators are following the usual investigative steps, but due to the unique nature of the stolen items are asking for the public’s help to find them.

Police are hoping that someone with knowledge about who took the property, or the location of the stolen lions, will do the right thing and share that information with the VPD, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Vancouver Police Department


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