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Former Mayor Kevin White’s Bronze Footprints Stolen

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One of Kevin White's footprints.

One of Kevin White’s footprints.

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BOSTON (AP) — Perhaps the thief thought if he couldn’t walk in former Boston Mayor Kevin White’s footsteps, he’d just take them.

Police say they are investigating the apparent theft of six oversized bronze footprints that had been embedded in the sidewalk near a statue of the former mayor.

footprints Former Mayor Kevin White’s Bronze Footprints Stolen

The six oversized bronze footprints were embedded in the sidewalk.

The footsteps led to a larger-than-life statue of White, who served as mayor from 1968 until 1984.

Officials think the theft took place last weekend and police are reviewing surveillance video from the area near City Hall and Faneuil Hall. Another of the footprints stolen several months ago has not been recovered.

WBZ News Radio 1030′s Karen Twomey reports

The Pablo Eduardo-designed sculpture was dedicated in 2006.

White is credited with revitalizing the area around Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, now among the city’s most popular tourist spots.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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