What the….? Suspect Sought in Theft of Elephant Tusks from Wilson Building

by Prince Of Petworth January 8, 2014 at 2:54 pm 9 Comments


From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect(s) wanted for a theft of an artifact from the Wilson Building, located at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Between the dates of August 12th and August 27th, 2013, unknown suspect(s) removed a set of ivory elephant tusks that had been given to the city as a gift from Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I in 1954.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202)727-9099.”


  • Anonymous

    They just noticed they were missing?

    • Anonymous

      My first thought exactly…

  • Anonymous

    They were stolen because they are worth a lot of money on the black market obviously…

    I realize these were given as a gift back in the 1950s, when times were different. But considering all that’s going on with elephant poaching now, should a public building really be displaying these anyway?

    • Anonymous


      • Anonymous

        Uh, no, they shouldn’t.

  • That Man A

    that sounds like a heist for real

    & they will probably get HUGE bucks due to the fact that they were gifted by Selassie
    probably seen as almost priceless to a rastafarian

    • Anonymous

      RIght. They’ve probably been turned into a bong by now.

  • Anonymous

    total inside job…

  • andy2

    I’m guessing it was a republican


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