Five 40 pound sculptures were taken from the Ratner Museum between Friday night and late Sunday morning, police said. A sixth sculpture was damaged.
The sculptures told stories from the Bible and had decorated the front of the Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum since it opened 11 years ago, Gordon reported. The sculptor, Phillip Ratner, said he would design new sculptures for outside the museum but said he would use steel instead of bronze.
Daniel Conticchio, 27, was arrested Thursday afternoon. He was identified as a suspect Wednesday evening. Police said he sold the sculptures for $150 Saturday morning.
Conticchio is facing five counts of theft between $10,000 and $100,000, two counts of attempted theft between $10,000 and $100,000, and malicious destruction of property.