Why would anyone steal a metal statue of a dog?
Scrap metal is one theory.
Either way that’s what local police sleuths are trying to figure out after the disappearance of the statue of Caesar the dog from Edmondson Park railway station. Caesar was one of 11 tracker dogs that saved the lives of their handlers during the Vietnam War.
CCTV footage shows that in the early of the morning of December 12 last year – between 2.10am and 2.20am – two people removed the statue of Caesar and place it in the boot of their car.
Investigators have now released the CCTV footage of the man and a woman who they believe might be able to help solve the mystery of the dog statue.
The footage shows a silver car driving into the railway station car park on Croatia Avenue.
A man and a woman are seen park the car and return a short time later.
After numerous attempts, the man manages to remove the statue and place it into the boot of the car.
Despite numerous inquiries, police have been unable to locate the bronze statue of Caesar.
The man is described as being of medium build, with short dark hair and an unshaven appearance. He is believed to be aged between 20 and 30 and was wearing a red hoodie and black tracksuit pants.
The woman is described as being of medium build with brown hair tied in a bun. She is believed to be aged between 20 and 30 and was wearing a white long-sleeved jumper and dark pants.
The car is described as a silver Toyota sedan fitted with a tow bar. The car would have had damage to the rear bumper bar.
Anyone with information should contact Liverpool Police on 9765 9499.