African spears among stolen items returned to Historic Highland Building

Posted on: 10:30 am, February 27, 2013, by

BOULDER, Colo. — Several items, including two African spears, were returned to police

(Photo: (Boulder Police Department)

(Photo: Boulder Police Department)

after they were reported stolen from the Historic Highland Building.

Police said an attorney, who they did not name, made arrangements to return the items which had been stolen from the building last month.

Among the items returned were two African spears, a Buddhist thangka, which is a painting on silk, pieces of a hawk statue which appeared to be made of ivory, the stand for the hawk statue, a blue stone globe, and a book.

Police said only some of the items were reported stolen. The attorney did not say how he came into possession of the stolen property, citing attorney-client privilege.

Boulder police said four male suspects entered the building located at 885 Arapahoe Ave., just before midnight Jan. 31. by breaking in through a third-floor window.

(Photo: (Boulder Police Department)

(Photo: Boulder Police Department)

Surveillance video captured the suspects inside the building shattering glass showcases, damaging sculptures, and eating cookies from the building’s kitchen.

The suspects then walked out with African spears which were on display.

Police are asking the public for information about this burglary or the suspects involved. Anyone with information may contact Detective Bob Wands at (303) 441-3323.