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Suspect Sought in Theft of Elephant Tusks from Wilson Building

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect(s) wanted for a theft of an artifact from the Wilson Building, located at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.  Between the dates of August 12th and August 27th, 2013, unknown suspect(s) removed a set of ivory elephant tusks that had been given to the city as a gift from Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I in 1954. 

Below is a photo of the elephant tusks:

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202)727-9099. Additionally information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by the caller to DC Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.