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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Surreally Stolen Statue

ST. PETERSBURG -- Thieves have stolen a $50,000 gold and amethyst statuette by surrealist artist Salvador Dali from an art sale in St. Petersburg, police said Monday.

Spokesman Igor Kommisarov said the statuette, called Isis, was stolen from the city's exhibition hall last week.

But he could not confirm a report in last Friday's Vecherny Peterburg newspaper that the thieves had threatened to beat up the German organizer of the art sale unless he kept quiet about the theft.