Wanted in Denton: Horse-Art Thief

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    Denton Police
    Denton police say the two lifelike, copper and bronze sculptures of colts were stolen out of a warehouse.

    Denton police are looking for some horse thieves, but they aren't looking for the stolen equines in barns or fields.

    Detectives are checking out the metal scrap yards for these colts, which can't get up and walk away.

    Copper Horses Rustled Right Out of Warehouse

    [DFW] Copper Horses Rustled Right Out of Warehouse
    Denton police are looking for two stolen copper and bronze sculptures of colts. (Published Monday, Aug 16, 2010)

    Someone cut the lock at a rural Denton warehouse and stole two lifelike colt sculptures made of copper and bronze. The sculptures were part of a herd of metal horses that were to be placed at the entrance of the Phillips Creek Ranch housing development in Frisco.

    "Unfortunately, I hate to think it, but I think they're taking them to a scrap yard -- cutting them up and taking them to a scrap yard," Officer Ryan Grelle said.

    Grelle said each stolen sculpture was valued at roughly $20,000, but thieves are probably interested in turning in the bronze and copper for scrap at roughly $1.70 per pound.

    The stolen horses weigh well over 300 pounds.

    Anyone who can help locate the stolen sculptures can contact detective Mike Sweet at 940-349-7910. The owners of the sculptures are offering a $1,000 reward for the return of the art pieces.