Thieves caught on camera stealing statues from Lakewood museum

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LAKEWOOD -- Surveillance cameras captured a team of destructive thieves stealing a statue from a local museum.

The crime happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

It appears two men are standing guard as two other men jumped a fence outside of the Museum of Divine Statues on Madison Avenue in Lakewood.

The men then lifted a large statue of Saint Therese from the Memorial Garden and carried it off, damaging other property in the process.

The museum is a non-profit location opened and run by artist Lou McClung and other volunteers. The statues have been salvaged from closed Catholic churches in Cleveland and then restored by McClung.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lakewood police.

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