Two bronze statues were stolen from the Waukegan Public Library in Illinois, officials say.
The statues were stolen from the library's courtyard sometime around May 31, WLS-TV, Chicago, reported.
The two works, one titled "Imagine That," which portrayed a young girl sitting on a stack of books with a soccer ball nearby, and the other, "Little Scholar," with a figure of a boy engrossed in a book, were valued at a total of about $15,000.
Police said in order to abscond with the statues, the thieves had to chip away the stone bases, which were bolted into concrete.
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They were among 11 statues placed in the library's courtyard as part of a project called "Art of a Story" in 2000.
Library officials said the stolen pieces were insured.
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