Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-196

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 3, 2019
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    • 813-247-8060

    Statue Stolen From Catholic Church

    A statue of Saint Francis of Assisi was stolen from the grounds of St. Paul's Catholic Church.
    • Friday
    • April 12, 2019
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • St Paul's Catholic Church
    • 12708 N Dale Mabry Highway
    • Tampa

    Saint Francis of Assisi:


    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is working to track down the suspect(s) who stole a large statue from outside a Catholic church in the Carrollwood area.  Around 4 p.m. on April 12, a statue of Saint Francis of Assisi was removed from the grounds of St Paul's Catholic Church, located at 12708 N Dale Mabry Highway. The statue, which weighs approximately 200-300lbs, is 5 feet tall and made of resin. It is valued at $10,000.

    The statue was last seen sitting on rocks on the right side of the church in the Sonto Nino Shrine Area.

    Anyone who locates the statue or anyone with information related to this theft is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. In order to be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.

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