WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — The University of North Carolina Wilmington Police Department is currently investigating the theft of the bronze Seahawk statue located at the entrance of the Warwick Center on UNCW’s main campus.
It was first reported missing on the morning of Saturday, July 5. Police believe the statue was removed sometime between late Friday evening and early Saturday morning.
The bronze Seahawk was mounted on a granite base and was broken off near the bird’s talons. The commissioned statue was valued at $70,000 in 2003.
The UNCW Police Department is reviewing video feed from an outdoor camera located in the vicinity. Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to call the UNCW University Police Department at 910.962.2222, or anonymously at 910-962-TIPS.