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Missing Seahawk statue returned to UNCW

Officials at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington announced Wednesday that the Seahawk statue stolen in July has been found and was returned to campus. (Source: UNCW) Officials at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington announced Wednesday that the Seahawk statue stolen in July has been found and was returned to campus. (Source: UNCW)
The statue was discovered missing on the morning of Saturday, July 5. (Source: WECT) The statue was discovered missing on the morning of Saturday, July 5. (Source: WECT)
Last week, UNCW Police released surveillance video of three people they say stole the Seahawk statue outside the Warwick Center. (Source: UNCW) Last week, UNCW Police released surveillance video of three people they say stole the Seahawk statue outside the Warwick Center. (Source: UNCW)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Officials with the University of North Carolina Wilmington announced Wednesday that the Seahawk statue stolen in July has been found and was returned to campus.

According to a campus email, officials recovered the statue after Crime Stoppers of the Cape Fear received an anonymous tip Thursday, August 21, one day after UNCW Police released surveillance video of the theft.

The statue was discovered missing on the morning of Saturday, July 5.

Last week, UNCW Police released surveillance video of three people they say stole the Seahawk statue outside the Warwick Center.

According to officials, the footage showed three young men, between 18-22 years of age, forcibly removing the bronze statue, valued at $70,000.

UNCW Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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