Reward offered for stolen carved bear
By TRACEY COMPTON
Renton Reporter Staff writer
January 2, 2013 · 11:46 AM
A carved, wooden, bear statue has been stolen from a Renton daycare property.
Staff at the Family Circle Learning Center off Benson Road reported to police that the bear went missing Dec. 24. It is one of two bear statues that greet children and parents as they come into the main doors of the center.
The bear was last seen on Dec. 23 at 9 p.m. The bear is 4-feet-tall and weighs about 200 pounds. Staff believes that a saw was used to cut the bolts from the bear. They think the bear may or may not still have the Santa hat that was stapled to its head, when it was taken.
The children and families at the daycare were disheartened when they learned of the theft and couldn't believe something like this could happen to the center, staff reports. The center is offering a $100 reward for information leading to the return of the carved, wooden bear.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the center office at 425-228-9111; the police case number is 2012-00013445.Contact Renton Reporter Staff writer Tracey Compton at email@example.com or 425-255-3484, ext. 5052.