Bryant and Dry said they left their Deer Creek home for about three hours and suspect that whoever stole the statue had been watching them.
“You have got to be kidding me, I just can’t believe that that happened in that quick of time,” Dry told News9. “I mean, I’m still in shock that that planning went on like it did.”
The marble statue is estimated to weight at least 1 ton and stands at about 6 feet high, 5 feet long, and 3 feet wide, and depicts a man riding a horse, according to the sheriff’s office.
Investigators on the case said the statue was stolen at some point during the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on the night of May 25. Because of its weight and size, they believe someone used a forklift and placed the statue on a flat bed truck.
The statue is worth $30,000, according to the report.