WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation's capital are seeking the public's help in recovering a pair of stolen elephant tusks that had been given to the city decades ago by the late Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I.
Officers said Wednesday that the ivory tusks were stolen last August from the John A. Wilson building, which houses city government. The tusks were given to the city in 1954.
Police spokesman Officer Araz Alali urged anyone with tips to call DC Crime Solvers at 202-727-9099, saying a reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment.
The mayor's office and chambers of the District of Columbia Council are located in the landmark building on Pennsylvania Avenue, blocks from the White House.