Statue of King David stolen from Copenhagen shop
A three metre tall bronze statue of King David that was undergoing repairs has been stolen from the repair shop in Copenhagen.
Copenhagen's cathedral says a two-tonne bronze statue of the Old Testament ruler was stolen from a stoneworking shop in Copenhagen, where it was being repaired.
The three-metre-tall statue normally stands outside Our Lady's Church in the Danish capital.
It was moved to the shop three months ago.
Statue and pedestal were to have been returned Monday, when stonemason Flemming Brian Nielsen realized it was missing.
"At first we thought it was a joke. But it wasn't. This is not something you can have standing in your window," said the cathedral's dean, Anders Gadegaard. "Someone must have used a big truck and crane to get away with it."
Copenhagen police didn't immediately respond to queries about the investigation on Friday.
Gadegaard said selling the statue would be difficult but he feared the bronze could be melted.
"That would be a total disaster," he said.
The statue has been standing outside the cathedral since 1860.