In a bizarre incident, a huge bronze hippopotamus statue was reportedly stolen from a garden ornament business near Tunbridge Wells in Kent County. The Kent Police tweeted about the theft, seeking help finding the large statue.
The statue, which weighed almost three-quarters of a tonne and was around two metres in length, was taken from the Chilstone site, which is located in Fordcombe Road, Langton Green.
Can you help us find a large cast bronze hippopotamus stolen from a garden ornament business near #TunbridgeWells?
Weighing almost three quarters of a tonne and at around two metres in length, the hippo was taken from a site in Langton Green. https://t.co/A0EBTjqzs7 pic.twitter.com/1YjlVApuRt
— Kent Police – rural (@kentpolicerural) January 11, 2019
According to the police report, the theft is believed to have taken place between 5.30 pm on January 9 and 7 am the following morning after entry was forced to the site’s show gardens.
How the thieves managed to carry the huge statue has left everyone baffled? What do you think?