Haida Mask Stolen from the Vancouver, BC, Canada Room of a Quadriplegic Man on Feb 28th, 2009 Now Recovered as of 3-18-2009
Canwest News Service March 18, 2009
VANCOUVER – A valuable native mask stolen from a quadriplegic man in
Vancouver has been found.
Vancouver police Const. Jana McGuinness said the mask has been recovered
and more details will be released later Wednesday.
The mask, with an estimated value of $10,000 was stolen from Norman
Ryall, 52. He was asleep in his room at a centre for the disabled when
the theft occurred.
Ryall has been collecting native art for years and displayed it on the
wall of his room. He has lived at the centre since he was two.
Ryall said he treasured the mask, because it was carved by his friend,
Haida artist Don Yeomans.
For details of the theft, seehttp://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090316/bc_hospital_theft_090316/20090316/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome
For details of the recovery, seehttp://www.canada.com/Vancouver%20police%20recover%20stolen%20mask/1402748/story.html