Police Investigate Theft of Rare Hand-Carved Eagles

10/25/2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2012

Police Investigate Theft of Rare Hand-Carved Eagles



The Portland Police Department and the Federal Protective Service are jointly investigating the theft of two antique hand-carved wooden eagle sculptures. The eagles were stolen from the Custom House Building located at 312 Fore Street in Portland. The building is closed and undergoing extensive renovation. The eagles were stolen from the building's Grand Lobby sometime between October 20 and 21. There are no signs of forced entry.
The eagles are each about three feet tall and two and a half feet wide, painted gold. They are thought to be original to the building and date to around 1863. They had recently been restored and the pair is valued at $50,000.00.
A recent photo of the eagles is attached. It depicts them still partially wrapped in protective plastic. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact the Portland Police Department at 207-874-8533.

To provide information anonymously, community members may contact us by text, internet, or phone.
•Mobile phone users can text the keyword “GOTCHA” plus their message to 274637 (CRIMES).
•Submit tips by going to the Portland Police Department website: www.portland-police.com and clicking "Submit an Anonymous Crime Tip.”
•Anonymous phone tips can be left on the Department’s Crime Tip line: 207-874-8584.