Reward for Return of Stolen Gumnut Baby
The City of Perth is offering a one-thousand dollar reward for information that leads to the conviction of the offender(s) who stole one of two Gumnut Baby sculptures. More than three weeks since the theft, Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said the disappointment voiced by the community has led to the decision to offer a reward. “It was clearly a deliberate act and a brutal theft, I want to keep this at the forefront of people’s mind in case they see it,” Ms Scaffidi said. “If the sculpture is melted down or is not recovered, it will be very difficult to replace. “It is very disheartening for the people who work so very hard to present our City in the best possible way. “I hope that offering this reward leads to the safe return of this city treasure. “The theft has been reported to Police and Detectives are continuing to investigate.” Ms Scaffidi said. The sculpture was stolen on the weekend of 21-22 March 2015 from Stirling Gardens, near the corner of Barrack Street and St George’s Terrace. Anyone who has information about the removal or the whereabouts of the sculpture is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.