BUFFALO, NY-- A metal sculpture purchased to beautify a Buffalo neighborhood has been stolen.
Residents of the Potomac Street Block Club say their Buffalo sculpture, valued at $1,000 was stolen Monday night from the corner of Richmond and Potomac streets.
The sculpture weighs about 150-200 lbs and was bolted into concrete.
Witnesses said they saw three people dragging it from its spot.
Neighbors are upset. The residents got the money to purchase the buffalo from private donations and a grant from Buffalo Councilman David Rivera's office to help beautify the neighborhood.
"It is my and the Potomac 400 Block Club's shared hope that we can recover the stolen statue and restore it to its previous beauty. We are also hopeful that any repairs made to the statue will make it much more difficult to steal, says Rivera. "I am personally offering a reward to anyone with information about the stolen statue's location, and encourage those with knowledge to call the Buffalo Police Department's tip line at 847-2255."
Anyone with information is asked to call Buffalo Police or David A. Rivera, Niagara District Common Council Member, office at: 716-851-5125 .