Woman’s “Special” Virgin Mary Statue Stolen
By Matt Popovich
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A Lawrenceburg woman is the victim of a theft for the second time in a year.
Connie Knue reported a theft to the Lawrenceburg Police Monday evening. She alleges that a two-feet tall, painted, concrete statue of the Virgin Mary was stolen from her residence on Tate Street in downtown Lawrenceburg.
Knue has owned the statue for over 25 years, housing it in a wooden grotto built by her husband and placed outside the home. It was a special gift from a friend, she said.
“I just hope nobody took it and busted it up. That statue meant something to me,” said Knue, adding that the grotto was not taken by the thief.
Last December, a gingerbread man statue was stolen and later returned to Knue. She said she’s growing tired of the crime.
“Every week it is something petty being taken from us,” said Knue.
If you have any information regarding the theft, please contact the Lawrenceburg Police at (812) 537-2284.