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Vandals destroy popular downtown sculpture

Posted at 6:58 PM, Jan 21, 2016
Police are looking for whoever vandalized a popular fixture of downtown Las Vegas.
 
Vandals destroyed the "Love Locket" in front of Downtown Container Park at about 1 a.m. Thursday.
 
The heart-shaped sculpture was covered front and back in padlocks and scraps of metals commemorating peoples' visits downtown.
 
Downtown Project officials say the vandals used a truck to pull one side of the heart off.
 
They say it's a heartbreaking loss for the community. 
 
"It's just a shame because this was a piece that has some history with us," said Maria Phelan with the Downtown Project. "It came from that first year of Life is Beautiful and people put not only their locks, but also wrote their hopes, their dreams, their loves."
 
A replacement grate was put up Thursday afternoon.
 
If you know anything about this crime, please call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.