Elephant tusks from Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie stolen from DC

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January 8, 2014 by 

Ivory tusks given by an Ethiopian emperor have been stolen from the District building. (Photo courtesy MPD)

Ivory tusks given by an Ethiopian emperor have been stolen from the District building. (Photo courtesy MPD)

Someone stole a set of ivory tusks given to the District of Columbia by an Ethiopian emperor, and police are asking for helping in relocating the item.

According to D.C. police, the thief or thieves stole the artifact from the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, sometime between Aug. 12 and Aug. 27. The ivory elephant tusks had been given to the city as 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. Additionally information may be submitted to the text tip line by text messaging 50411.

If the information provided by the caller to DC Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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