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Woman wants late husband's stolen horse statue returned

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Posted at 11:46 PM, Sep 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 20:13:31-04

Beverly Voiss lost her husband less than a year ago and recently thieves stole something else invaluable to her.

It was a bronze statue, the last piece of art that her husband made before he died.

Last Friday, Voiss came home near Desert Inn Road and Nellis Boulevard to find her late husband's final creation, Spanish Treasure, gone, now leaving an empty space in her front yard.

"It hurts, I don't want to start crying again," Voiss said.

Her husband Tom had created it as a labor of love -- the sculpture was a representative of one of their horses.

Voiss said Tom never imagined it could be stolen because the bronze sculpture weighed 250 pounds and would take at least two men to move it.

The suspects must have conducted the theft quickly because Voiss said she was only gone an hour and a half.

Although the sculpture was appraised at several thousands of dollars, for Voiss it's the sentimental value that matters most.

"He put life into his art and a lot of love," she said.
 
And now, Voiss said she is feeling an even greater void.