DES MOINES — Police say a copper sculpture stolen from the front yard of a Des Moines home last week has been found cut into pieces at an area scrap metal yard.
The abstract sculpture by French artist Dominique Mercy had been valued at nearly $8,000. Police said it was stolen sometime early Friday. They found it at a scrap yard Monday, but it had already been destroyed.
The sculpture weighed between 40 and 50 pounds and was taken from its pedestal.
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