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Los Angeles detectives searching for the stolen statue of Marilyn Monroe from the top of the Four Ladies of Hollywood gazebo in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The figure, erected in 1994, statue pose is a scene from the 1955 film “The Seven Year Itch,” was taken in the predawn hours, the Los Angeles Times reported.
A witness saw an unidentified person who was climbing to the top of the Four Ladies of Hollywood gazebo sometime in the pre-dawn hours of June 17, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The footage which was obtained by LAPD detectives shows the suspect sawed the statue of Monroe off the top and appeared to place it into a backpack.
“I am calling this the great Marilyn caper of 2019,” local Councilman Mitch O’Farrell told KNBC. “We have a witness who saw someone climb this structure and saw off the statue at the top and it’s a Marilyn Monroe image.”
“It’s not OK to come and vandalize public art,” O’Farrell said.
The thief has left some evidence behind, as Detective Douglas Oldfield with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood division said that investigators have already found some fingerprints.
“The gazebo means something to the community and we’re going to investigate this to the best of our ability,” he said.
As we have seen, two men who are wearing caps walking into the nearby Roosevelt Hotel, opening the backpack and showing the contents to a couple inside the lobby, NBC Los Angeles reported.
Investigators are willing to solve the mystery of stolen Marilyn statue from her perch in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“It means something to the community and we’re going to investigate this to the best of our ability,” Oldfield said.
The public artwork display celebrates those women who have given a significant contribution to the film and entertainment industry, including statued depictions of Dolores Del Rio, Dorothy Dandridge, Mae West, and Anna May Wong.
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