Jackie Robinson Statue Stolen From Kansas Sparks National Outrage

The subtext is that there MIGHT be a politically charged component to this thievery . . . The reality is that local statues often disappear so that brazen crooks can obtain cash from precious metals. 

Here's the aftermath . . .

Surveillance video captured the suspects entering Jackie Robinson Pavilion in McAdams Park around midnight on Thursday and removing the statue, placing it in a pickup truck.

The suspects cut off the statue at the ankles, leaving behind only Robinson's feet. The city estimates the damages are around $75,000.

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Jackie Robinson statue stolen from Kansas park; authorities offering up to $7,500 reward for tips

Authorities are offering up to $7,500 in rewards for tips after a statue of baseball legend Jackie Robinson was stolen from a park in Wichita, Kansas.

Jackie Robinson statue stolen from a Kansas park after sculpture cut off at ankles

WICHITA, Kan. - A prized statue of Jackie Robinson was stolen from a public park in Kansas, spurring a police search Friday and outrage across the city of Wichita.

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