Ed Sullivan Statue Stolen from Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Solid bronze statue was on display in North Hollywood as part of an outdoor exhibit featuring legendary personalities of television

Ed Sullivan bronze statue

A statue of Ed Sullivan has been stolen from the Hall of Fame Plaza outside the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, in North Hollywood, Calif.  The solid bronze, 18-inch-tall statue was on display as part of an outdoor exhibit spotlighting pioneers and significant figures in television history.

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The Los Angeles Police Department spoke out on Monday evening, asking the public for help in apprehending the individual or individuals responsible for the theft, which occurred a day earlier.

While no value has been attributed to the 20-pound statue, the LAPD nevertheless considers the crime grand theft. The statue was on display at the iconic building located at 5220 Lankershim Blvd.

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Anyone with information on the missing Sullivan statue was urged to contact LAPD North Hollywood burglary detectives by calling (818) 623-4081, or (877)-LAPD-24-7 during off-hours. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS or text 274637.