A 400-pound wooden sabre-tooth carving that was stolen from a Naniamo business has been returned less than 72 hours after it went missing.
Dan Richey, the carving’s creator, shared a video on Facebook on Monday morning showing him with the carving and thanking everyone for its return.
“Alright Nanaimo, look what I found,” Richey says while standing behind the large carving. “Thank you very much for all the persistence in getting it back.”
On Saturday, two thieves managed to steal the unique carving from Walkers Saw Shop on Shenton Road in Nanaimo at around 6 a.m.
Video surveillance cameras installed on the property managed to record the theft, which involved two people, who managed to cut a hole through a fence, and a pickup truck.
Richey posted the footage on Facebook after it happened and received a flurry of tips. He also told CHEK News on Saturday that he was shocked to see people steal the carving.
“I can’t believe they’re picking that up and carrying it out of here. I just can’t believe that it just blows me away,” he said.