Final week, a virtually 250-pound bronze Buddha statue value $1.5 million was stolen from a Los Angeles gallery.
The statue is from Japan’s Edo Interval of 1603-1867
Police have been known as Monday morning over the housebreaking on the Barakat Gallery on North La Cienega Boulevard in Hollywood on Monday.
Based on the surveillance footage, the statue was taken at 3:45 a.m. that morning.
“The thief broke into the doorway by way of a driveway gate and used a dolly to maneuver the statue onto a truck inside 25 minutes, officers mentioned,” NBC Los Angeles reports.
The Barakat options museum-quality historical artwork, specializing in Classical antiquities.
Based on their website, the West Hollywood showroom “is a 7,000 sq. foot museum type area unfold over two ranges and 12 rooms. Showcasing every part from Classical sculpture to vintage jewellery, and every part in between, this dynamic multi dimensional area gives an expertise of the traditional world in contrast to some other.”
Anybody with details about the Buddha can contact the Los Angeles Police Division at 1-877-275-5273.
The gallery is open to the general public 7 days per week from 10 – 6 pm.