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Hokie Bird statue stolen from perch in front of bookstore

A Mardi Gras-themed Hokie Bird statue was stolen from the Tech Bookstore in downtown Blacksburg. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the statue sat in front of the entrance to Tech Bookstore for more than ten years.

Statue was part of an art initiative

The manager stated the hand-painted bird brought people into the store. The statue was created for the Gobble De Art program and was commissioned by the Blacksburg Partnership.

Missing Hokie Bird worth between $5,000 to $15,000

The birds were sold to raise funds for the Blacksburg Partnership. Their values range from $5,000 to $15,000.

A witness allegedly saw a white SUV in possession of the statue. The Blacksburg Police are aware of the crime.

Thefts over $200 charged as grand larceny

Stealing a statue may seem like a prank, but the statute’s value makes this a serious crime in Virginia. For any property theft over $200, you face a grand larceny charge. Theft of any firearm is also charged as grand larceny.

People accused of grand larceny usually face felony charges. If convicted, you are sentenced to at least one year in prison, but can receive a sentence of up to 20 years.

You may also face a misdemeanor grand larceny. For a misdemeanor grand larceny charge, the offender receives no more than 12 months in jail and may be ordered to pay a fine up to $2,500.

Those with no criminal record may be charged with a misdemeanor, but there are no guarantees. If you are accused of grand larceny, mounting a rigorous defense against these charges is crucial. An experienced criminal defense attorney listens to your side of the story and may uncover evidence to support your innocence. An attorney can also negotiate on your behalf and secure lesser charges for the crime. Your attorney can help you fight larceny charges

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