Sometime overnight from March 8 to 9, JMB Engraving on the Langley Bypass was broken into and a toolbox with engraving tools was stolen along with a white soapstone grizzly bear carving. The bear weighs approximately 100 lbs. (45 kg) and is valued at $3,000.

Sometime overnight from March 8 to 9, JMB Engraving on the Langley Bypass was broken into and a toolbox with engraving tools was stolen along with a white soapstone grizzly bear carving. The bear weighs approximately 100 lbs. (45 kg) and is valued at $3,000.

Stolen carving valued at $3,000

Soapstone bear taken during break-in at Langley engraving business

A 100-pound (45 kg) white soapstone carving of a grizzly bear worth an estimated $3,000 has been stolen from a Langley business.

Langley RCMP said the sculpture was taken during an overnight break-in at JMB Engraving on the Langley Bypass some time between March 8 and March 9.

A toolbox with engraving tools was also stolen.

The bear is about 17 inches (43 cm) long by 12 inches (30 cm)  high and 10 inches (25 cm) wide.  Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

Or, to remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit www.solvecrime.ca or www.facebook.com/metrovancouvercrimestoppers.