Caversham: police looking for stolen Buddha statue

A child was struck by a car in Warwick this afternoon.
A child was struck by a car in Warwick this afternoon.

A BIG Buddha statue of high “sentimental value” was stolen from a Caversham home last night.

Resident Christine Craig who lives on Bennett Street, said the 1.2m x 1.2m Buddha was taken from her property yesterday afternoon.

“I left for work at 10.30am and did not get home until 7pm, so they would have done it during the day in my front yard, behind a gate,” Ms Craig said.

“I got home from work last night and it was gone.

“They would have had to lift (the Buddha) over the fence and put it into a ute or a trailer.”

Ms Craig said another person allegedly broke into the back of her house last night but she believed it was unrelated to the Buddha incident.

She said the statue was special to her.

“When (my) mum passed away, she left some money and I put it towards (the Buddha), so it holds some sentimental value,” she said.

A police spokeswoman confirmed that between 10.30am and 7.30pm, unknown offender/s allegedly scaled the front fence of Ms Craig’s property and removed the statue from her front yard.

She said the statue was valued at about $400.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.