Women vandalize art sculpture; reward offered as police seek ID

(Mankato, MN) – Two women were responsible for vandalizing an art sculpture in Old Town and police are asking for assistance in identifying the pair.

According to a release from Mankato Public Safety, the females targeted an art piece that was part of the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour that was just installed last Saturday.  The suspects took the baby piece of the sculpture “Standing Mother with Baby” on the 500 block of Front Street at 12:30 a.m. Friday morning.

The sculpture, which is irreparable, is valued at $5,500.

The Twin Rivers Council for the Arts and City Center partnership is offering a $500 reward for anyone providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible.  The damages could result in felony charges.

Anyone with information should contact the Mankato Department of Public Safety at (507) 387-8780.

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