Thieves return statue, leave flowers and a card

Lion Statue Bandits WCPD is looking to identify these two individuals who removed a Lion Statue from in front of a residence in the Borough. If you have any information or know these two subjects please contact WCPD at 610-696-2700. If you are watching and saying “Wow that’s us”, no you are not movie stars, and should probably stop by and visit us……#WCBPD#thieves

Posted by West Chester Borough Police Department on Friday, April 5, 2019

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Two thieves who snatched a statue of a lion from outside a home in a Philadelphia suburb had a change of heart after police posted surveillance video of the heist.

So… Soon after we posted the video of the lion statue being taken from a residence in the Borough, it was returned… with flowers and a card… We thank everyone who shared the video and to the two fellas, smart move to return the property. The owner is grateful the statue was returned.#WCBPD#backhome#cameraseverywhere

Posted by West Chester Borough Police Department on Sunday, April 7, 2019

The statute was taken from the West Chester residence on Wednesday. But by Friday, police posted a video of the thieves returning it. They also left behind a bouquet of flowers and a card.
Police say it was a “smart move to return the property” and the owner is grateful.