Rose quartz lions worth thousands stolen from Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Sep 9 2016, 4:05 pm

Their mighty roars have been silenced by the work of thieves.

Two large rose quartz lion statues were stolen from the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden on Carrall Street on September 6.

The lions have been a fixture in the gardens for 30 years and measure 18 inches tall by 24 inches wide. They’re described by police as “extremely heavy.”

The Vancouver Police Department says the necessary usual steps have been taken by investigators to find the statues, but the unique nature of the stolen items have led them to ask for the public’s help.

They estimate the value of the statues to be in the thousands of dollars, although an exact value can’t be confirmed.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of the statutes, the VPD asks that you contact them, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to stay anonymous.