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The stolen statues are reported to be 1 foot wide and 2.5 feet long and weigh about 40 pounds.
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The stolen statues are reported to be 1 foot wide and 2.5 feet long and weigh about 40 pounds.

Police in Maryland's Montgomery County continue to look for several bronze sulptures valued at about $90,000.

Six large sculptures were removed from an outside garden area at the Ratner Museum in Bethesda, and museum officials say it appears only one sulpture was removed without being damaged. Unknown suspect(s) took the statues between 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Sunday.

The pieces weigh about 40 pounds each.

A reward of $1,000 is being offered by Crime Solvers for information that leads to an arrest or an indictment. Police are asking art dealers and salvage yards to be on the lookout.

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