Bronze statue stolen from St. Andrew Kim Church

2022-07-20 08:13 PDT

File # 2022-103735

Surrey RCMP is requesting public assistance in locating a statue stolen from a church in the Guildford area.

On July 13, 2022 at 4:31 a.m., two suspects stole a bronze statue of St. Andrew Kim which was located on church property outside of the Education Centre Building at 10222 161 Street. The suspect used a dolly to transport the statue and load it into a camper van (see attached photos and videos).

The statue is described as two metres tall and depicts St. Andrew Kim. It is difficult to make out a suspect description based on the current evidence. The investigation is ongoing and police are actively working to identify the suspects.

 A two metres tall bronze statue that depicts St. Andrew Kim.

A light coloured camper van.


Video from a surveillance camera captures two alleged suspects who walk down the street. Their clothing or physical descriptors are not clear from the video. The two suspects appear to be pushing an empty hand truck or dolly. When the suspects re-appear, they have an object on the dolly, believed to be the stolen statue. The suspects walk away and out of sight of the camera. Video from a surveillance camera then captures a light coloured camper van enter the screen at the top right corner of the video. The vehicle drives down the street and around a roundabout before it turns away and parks to the left of the median, partially obscured by trees.


A theft of this nature goes beyond the monetary value, the statue has sentimental significance to the St Andrew Kim Parish, says Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer, Cst. Sarbjit K. Sangha Investigators are actively working to locate the statue so that it can be returned to the Parish. If anyone recognizes the suspects, suspect vehicle or knows that whereabouts of the statue, we encourage you to contact police.

Anyone with information about this incident or video from the surrounding area is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or

For media inquiries contact:
Cst. Sarbjit K. Sangha
Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP Media Relations Unit
Office: 604-599-7776

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