Brand new Underground Railroad statue stolen from Jamestown park


This statue honors the anonymous fugitives who touched Jamestown in the pursuit of freedom along the underground railroad.

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) — A recently installed copper statue was stolen from Dow Park in Jamestown, and police are looking for a suspect.

The 500-600-pound statue was taken sometime between May 6-10. A Jamestown parks department employee discovered it was missing on Monday morning after it was installed last Thursday.

The statue is called “Underground Rail Road Tableau” and is stated to be worth upwards of $2,000.

Right now, police are looking for an older pickup truck with a wood tailgate described as “like a 2×10 across the back acting as the tailgate.”

The person who provided this tip believes he saw the statue in the back of the truck.

Anyone with any other information that may help police in their investigation can call them at (716) 483-7537, or leave an anonymous tip by calling (716) 483-8477.

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