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Stolen Lions


BRONZE LIONS STOLEN FROM 1222 PUTNEY ROAD – THE VERMONT BUILDING, $1000 REWARD FOR RECOVERY

BRATTLEBORO, VT September 5, 2017: During the past Labor Day Weekend of 2017, the bronze pair of lions were stolen from a well-known commercial building entrance of “The Vermont Building” located at 1222 Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT or just North of exit 3 on Putney Road – Route 5 North. The Brattleboro Police Department have been notified and are conducting an investigation.

The building owner/management is offering a $1,000 reward for the recovery of the pair of lions. The photo shows only the right-side lion. Both right side and left side lions were stolen. The lions were made of bronze and had been at the building entrance since the opening of the building in 1989. Their approximate size is 5 ft long and 3 ft high and 2 ft wide.

The bronze pair of lions were located on cement pillar bases at the of main entrance of the east end door building entrance located in front of the old Steak Out Restaurant.

The building has been the home of many local, regional and Federal agencies and businesses for nearly thirty years such as Dr. Ambler Eye Care Center, United State Postal Office, Internal Revenue Service, Beck’s Studio Hair Design, Green Mountain Skin Care, Edward Jones-Philip George, Southern Vermont Wellness, Bayada Home Health Hospice, Caring Chiropractor, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Social Security Disability Hearing Office, Attorney James Rodgers and David Reid and Center Balance by Suzan Sutton to name just a few.

For any information regarding the pair of stolen lions or other building matters, please contact Shelly Huber, Director of Operations & Building Management at (802) 874-4039 or by email at info@vtbldg.com.
See attached photo.


BRONZE LIONS STOLEN FROM 1222 PUTNEY ROAD – THE VERMONT BUILDING

 

Contact: SHELLY HUBER
1222 PUTNEY ROAD LLC
Phone 802-874-4039
INFO@VTBLDG.COM
1222 PUTNEY ROAD
P.O. BOX 1352
WEST TOWNSHEND VT 05359 1222 PUTNEY ROAD LLC

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Born Free

I always liked those lions sitting there, and am sorry to hear someone made off with them. They are pretty big and distinctive, so should be easily recognized if they aren't melted down.

I'd hope there were some security cameras around there that got some details of the theft. It's close to 91 and 9 and easy to grab 'em and go, far, unfortunately. And stealing hunks of metal is all too common.

(Of course, perhaps they weren't stolen. If they were Confederate lions, an overnight removal might have been the only safe, public option.)

 
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They've been found!

http://www.reformer.com/stories/bronze-lions-found,518805

Not much more known yet, the police are still working on the investigation. But they're intact and on their way home.

 

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