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Lea Vivot Sculpture: The secret bench of knowledge sculpture stolen,
Spadina Road and Strathearn Boulevard area,
Image of artwork released



Broadcast time: 15:00
Friday, August 28, 2020

13 Division
416-808-1300

Case #: 2020-1617090


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of the theft of a valuable sculpture by renowned artist Lea Vivot.

It is reported that:

- on Thursday, August 27, 2020, just after midnight, people attended an address in the
Spadina Road and Strathearn Boulevard area

- they removed the sculpture which weighs approximately 226Kg (500 lbs)

- they left the area in a white utility van

Police are working to extract surveillance images from local surveillance sources and will update the description of the van and suspects when the images are available. In the meantime, it is hoped that the media release of this sculpture may assist in the recovery of this treasured community piece.

An image of the sculpture has been released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Patrick Robitaille, 13 Division




Lea Vivot Sculpture: The secret bench of knowledge sculpture stolen,
Spadina Road and Strathearn Boulevard area,
Image of artwork released



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