Police in Arkansas looking for church statue thief

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BLYTHEVILLE, Ar. (CNN) –  Police in Arkansas say looking for the thief who stole statues from a church in Blytheville, Arkansas.

It happened at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Pictures on the police department’s Facebook page show a suspect wanted for stealing a statues of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Joseph.

It’s not the first theft of religious icons from the church on Main Street. Statues of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Joseph holding baby Jesus were stolen May 4. The were found Monday morning and appeared to be undamaged.

The statues were found in a vacant lot on Ash Street, not far from the church. They weight about 40 pounds each and are valued at $200 a piece.

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