Venus de Milo among statues stolen in raid

PUBLISHED: 17:28 27 October 2011




VENUS de Milo’s arms weren’t the only thing missing after a raid on mythology-themed statues, at a Brookmans Park garden centre.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after the theft of the bare-breasted goddess and other garden ornaments, at the Dutch Nursery, off Great North Road.

Thieves struck between 7pm on October 13 and 8am on October 14.

Police said “one or more” crooks approached the garden centre in a vehicle, entered the site and stole the white stone figurines and some plants before fleeing the scene.

The stolen ornaments include:

• a Venus de Milo statue

• a snake girl statue

• a Roman maid statue

• a shell girl statue

• a fruit girl statue

Pc Paul Saunders, investigating, said: “I am appealing for anyone with information on this crime to get in touch.

“In particular, it may be that you saw some people in a vehicle near the garden centre acting suspiciously or you have seen some of these stolen items for sale.

“If so, or you have any other information on this crime, I would like to encourage you to contact me.”

Those with information should call Pc Saunders via the non-emergency number 101.

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