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Stolen ECU Pirate recovered; police still looking for suspects

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina University police have located the Pirate statue taken from the campus mall this weekend.

ECU police said the statue was recovered early Monday morning near the Bradford Creek soccer fields after they received a tip to its whereabouts.

Police said they are still looking for the person or persons responsible for taking the statue.

“The Pirate was recovered but is currently unavailable because he is being checked out,” Lt. Chris Sutton said. “At the appropriate time he will be returned to his familiar place on campus.”

Police said an early examination showed the statue is still in good shape with only a few minor damages.

Police said the statue, which serves as the backdrop for photos taken by campus visitors as well as students and graduates at commencement, was found missing at around 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 27.

Anyone who might have information about the Pirate’s disappearance is asked to call the ECU Police tip line at 252-328-6787.

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