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Theft of statue is third for Fallbrook in recent months


Last updated 7/10/2008 at Noon

This bronze statue of a boy holding a rabbit entitled

A bronze statue of a boy holding a rabbit entitled ‘Bonjour,’ valued at approximately $10,000, and part of Fallbrook’s Art in Public Places program, was stolen from the Fallbrook Village Square last week, presumably to be cut and sold as scrap metal.

The statue, which was installed at the entrance to the Village Square at the corner of Main and Alvarado in the Spring of 1999, by the Fallbrook Village Rotary Club, was created by local artist Célou Bonnet and modeled after Preston Beye, who was seven years old at the time. Preston, now 16 years old, is the son of Rotarian Nick Beye, a...

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