‘Statue’ stolen from Pacific Beach restaurantJuly 25, 2011 No Comments
The 40-pound statue, which depicts a man pulling a keg of Newcastle Brown Ale out of the bar’s wall, was stolen from PB Bar & Grill July 21 between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., Nami Govelo, the restaurant’s manager, said. It had been installed the day before.
“The mannequin got a lot of attention,” Govelo said. “Everyone would stop to take pictures and then come inside and ask us about it.”
The statue is one of four similar promotional pieces that had been placed throughout San Diego by Vitro, an advertising agency that represents Newcastle Brown Ale.
There is one on Tivoli Bar & Grill in downtown San Diego and another one at Bluefoot Bar & Lounge in North Park, John Vitro, president of Vitro, said. The third one was used to replace the stolen one while a search is conducted for the missing piece.
“Now we remove the replacement statue and keep it inside the restaurant every night,” Govelo said.
PB Bar & Grill’s morning cleanup crew found that the steel bar that connected the statue to the restaurant’s front wall had been pulled off, said Vitro spokesman John Hickman.
San Diego police are investigating the theft. They have no leads in the case, said police spokesman Gary Hassen.
The amount of the award being offered by Vitro was not disclosed.Bars and Restaurants, Crime and Safety, MM, PB in SD Media