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Ivory tusks stolen from DC building

Wednesday - 1/8/2014, 5:28pm  ET

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D.C. police released this image of the elephant tusks that Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I gave to the District in 1954. The tusks were stolen from the Wilson Building in August 2013. (Courtesy D.C. police)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police in Washington are asking for the public's help in recovering a pair of ivory elephant tusks stolen from the Wilson Building.

Officers said Wednesday that the set of ivory elephant tusks were stolen between Aug. 12 and Aug. 27. The tusks were a gift to the city from Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I in 1954.

If information provided to DC Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, the caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Anyone with information is urged to call police at 202-727-9099.

The John A. Wilson building on Pennsylvania Avenue in northwest houses the offices and chambers of the mayor and D.C. Council.


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