Caught on camera: Stained-glass butterfly stolen for a third time

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by Brady W. Moore

NWCN.com

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 7:10 PM

BOISE -- The Boise Women's and Children's Alliance says that a stained-glass butterfly has been stolen from a statue outside their building, again.

This is the third time the statue has been stolen or damaged. But now, Bea Black, Executive Director of the WCA says that they have added security cameras and lighting that show the suspects from multiple angles. She said a group of three young men walked past and then one came back and attacked and torqued the butterfly until it came off. The theft happened shortly after 10 p.m. on Monday night at the corner of North 8th and West Washington Streets.

Black says the statue, combined with the security added after the last theft,  is valued at around $4,000.

"That statue is symbolic. And I see it as a direct affront to our clients," said Black. "It's a felony. And we will prosecute."

According to Boise Police, all three men are considered suspects until their roles in the crime can be determined.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS or www.343cops.com.

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