SAN FRANCISCO—According to a press release from the San Francisco Police Department, authorities are seeking the public’s help in recovering stolen ivory relics. The ivory relics were stolen from an art gallery on the 200 block of Jefferson Street.
On August 18, SFPD officers that were assigned to the Central District responded to a burglary call of the art gallery. The suspect had entered the building and forced open cabinets and lockers that contained the ivory relics. Over 60 ivory figurines including figurines of samurai soldiers and tusks with sceneries carved into them. The total value of the stolen ivory relics is around $210,000.
“The case inspector has not provided us with any further information regarding the suspects ingress and egress from the property,” the SFPD told San Francisco News in an email.
The investigation conducted by Central Station led to the identification of the suspect. Cameron Ybarra, 26, was already in custody for a separate incident. Ybarra was charged for the burglary of the ivory relics, but the stolen items have not been recovered.
The SFPD is seeking the public’s assistance in the recovery of the stolen ivory relics. Anyone with information can call the SFPD Central Station Investigations at (415) 315-2445, the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-444 or Text A Tip to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the beginning of the message.