A bust of Benjamin Franklin, estimated to be worth more than $3 million, was discovered missing from a Bryn Mawr home on Friday afternoon, according to a release issued by the Lower Merion Police Department.
Police have identified 46-year-old Andrea Lawton, a Philadelphia resident, as a suspect in connection with the theft.
The press release is below:
On 8-24-2012 at 1230 hours, Lower Merion Police responded to a residence in the Bryn Mawr section of the township on a report of an interrupted burglary.
Upon arrival they found that employees of the residence had interrupted a burglary.
The investigation revealed that stolen during the commission of the burglary was a porcelain bust of Benjamin Franklin which may be valued in excess of three million dollars. The bust dates back to the 18th century and is extremely rare.
The Lower Merion Police have developed a suspect in the case however are seeking the public’s assistance in the recovery of the bust. Developed as a suspect is Andrea Lawton, black female, 46 years of age, and resides in Philadelphia.
Anyone with information can contact the police department at 610-649-1000.