Carthay Circle statue coming home

posted by Michael Zoldessy on January 9, 2009 at 5:50 am

LOS ANGELES, CA — After being stolen and then rescued, the statue across the street from the site of the former Carthay Circle Theatre is finally coming back.

The 6-foot bronze miner statue stolen last February from the Carthay Circle area and later recovered from a Los Angeles scrapyard is back on familiar ground, where it will be fully installed in the next two weeks, city officials said today.

For decades, the gold miner stood in plain view at the busy intersection of San Vicente Boulevard and McCarthy Vista. But sky-high prices for such metals as bronze, brass and copper made the statue too tempting a target to thieves.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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