Hunt is on for 3 stolen statues

Police are looking into a string of thefts targeting large statues that stood in front of Long Island businesses. A surveillance video shows a man

FRANKLIN SQUARE - Police are looking into a string of thefts targeting large statues that stood in front of Long Island businesses.

A surveillance video shows a man hoisting a 200-pound wooden Indian statue over his shoulder and walking away from a Franklin Square cigar shop.

Another security video captured the disappearance of a giant wooden dog mascot nicknamed "Winston" that stood outside "Woofer Wash" in Garden City.

In West Hempstead, someone stole a giant statue depicting a police officer that was chained to a pole.

Lou Khan, the owner of the police officer statue, is offering a $200 reward to anyone who returns his statue.

The cigar shop's Indian statue vanished a year ago, while the two other statue thefts happened in the last three weeks.

Mindy Fras, the owner of the "Winston" mascot, says police told her it could all be part of a college or high school prank.

So far, none of the statues appeared on online auction sites. Nassau police say they don't believe the thefts are related.

Anyone with information on the statues is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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