Reclaim pieces of art stolen on property in San Francisco de Mostazal


Among the objects seized are eight statues stolen from the General Cemetery, two figures from Santa Lucia Hill, St. Francis Church chests and Pacific War weapons.

O Investigative Brigade of Crimes Against the Environment and Cultural Patrimony (Bidema) of the PDI recovered several statues of iron of Cerro Santa Lucia, chests extracted from the church of San Francisco and weapons of the War of the Pacific, among others objects of historical value.

As detailed by the subprefect Pablo Ibarra, head of the Metropolitan Bidema, the operation was developed after it was published a photograph of an iron figure in a local newspaper, and after several skills to find its location finally determined that the figure with commission for theft since 2003 , was on a property in the commune of Saint Francis of Mostazal (O Higgins Region).

In the operation participated multiple detectives of the unit, that through several techniques corroborated the identity of the objects found in the 43 hectares of property. It is about eight statues stolen from the general cemetery, two of Cerro San LucĂ­a, among other patrimonial elements of paleographic origin.

It was also possible to take advantage of two chests of the Church of San Francisco, fossils and armament used in the Pacific War.

The operation ended without detainees.

For now, the IDP is investigating how they were stolen and taken to the alleged collector's house.


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