Santa Fe Police are continuing their investigation into the theft of a bronze bear statue.
According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, 71-year-old Peter Michael Romero has yet to be charged in connection to the theft. Police linked Romero after surveillance video shows a black station wagon similar to one he owns, drive past the Manitou Galleries shortly after the 200-pound bear was taken.
The piece is titled, “Bottom Heavy,” by artist Joshua Tobey. It’s worth $19,000.
Romeo has recently been charged with attempted theft of a small sculpture at the downtown Santa Fe gallery.