Oak Bay police looking for the public’s help to find missing art.
UVIC’s Fraser Building was broken into on n June 13.
A vending machine and a few lockers were damaged and a valued piece of First Nations Art was also stolen.
Sul-Sultan was created by Tsartlip Coast Salaish artist Charles W. Elliott in 1995-96 for the Faculty of Law.
The stolen piece is carved cedar with inlaid abalone.
It depicts a cedar spindle whorl with central human figure flanked by two wolf figures and a frog at lower centre area.
The whorl sits in a painted carved stand.
The overall value is estimated at $10,000.
A/Sgt. Jereme Leslie says, “the University of Victoria has owned this piece for 20 years and they hope for the quick recovery of this culturally significant piece of art.”
Oak Bay Police and Saanich Police are conducting a joint investigation.
Anyone in the area between June 12-13 between 5:30PM – 5:30AM, who saw anything suspicious, to call Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or Oak Bay Police at 250-592-2424 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).