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Guaranteed $1K reward offered for tips that lead to who decapitated Grotto statues

Statues have great historical value, says Crime Stoppers
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Crime Stoppers, in conjunction with a community partner and the Greater Sudbury Police Service, are offering a guaranteed minimum $1,000 reward for tips about the decapitation of four bronze statues at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. (File)

Crime Stoppers, in conjunction with a community partner and the Greater Sudbury Police Service, are offering a guaranteed minimum $1,000 reward for tips about the decapitation of four bronze statues at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Police are seeking the public’s help in finding whomever is responsible for a mischief.

Sometime between 1 p.m. on May  22 and 7 a.m. on May 23 23, someone went to the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, located at 271 Van Horne St. and decapitated the statues depicting saints.  

These statues do have a great historical value for the city of Greater Sudbury as they were placed there in the early 1900s. The heads that were removed have not been found.

Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers is convinced someone has information on the identity of these people. A guaranteed minimum $1,000 reward is being offered for tips received before midnight on Thursday, July 16 if the information leads to the identity of the culprits (reward money will be divided if many successful tips are received). 

For tips received after the deadline, the standard process for determining reward amounts will apply.

If you want to provide information on the identity and/or location of these culprits or have any information about other criminal activity, and you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 705-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or submit an online tip on our secure website www.sudburycrimestoppers.com.