Feb. 16, 2011

10 years ago

“Bust just got up and walked away — Statue stolen”

Sometime after 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 7 a bronze cast bust of Wilfrid Laurier was stolen from the Arts Building.

The bust had been given to the university from the office of the Ontario Premier, William Davis on Nov. 1 of 1973 and had been created by Toronto artist Walter Seymour Allward in 1901.

The crime was treated as “theft over $5,000.”

Peter Jorg of WLU security had said the university’s “primary concern is that we want it back.”

Both the University of Waterloo, the University of Guelph, local pawn shops and the Waterloo Regional Police had been notified about the missing bust.

—Printed: Feb. 14, 2001