New Brunswick

Fountainhead stolen from refurbished King's Square bandstand

The fountainhead from the newly-renovated King's Square bandstand in Saint John has been stolen just days after it was unveiled.

Original copper piece from Saint John landmark dates back to 1908

The fountainhead from the newly-renovated King's Square bandstand in Saint John has been stolen just days after it was unveiled.

Police say the thief made off with the original copper fountainhead from the century-old landmark some time over the weekend.

Mayor Mel Norton took to twitter on Tuesday to plead for its return.

"Please, please, please return it," he wrote.

The fountainhead, which dates back to 1908, was refurbished as part of the bandstand's $100,000-renovation project.

Its value is unclear.

About 400 people attended the bandstand's grand reopening on Aug. 1 to see it restored to its former glory after it had been covered up for months during the renovations.

The work, paid for by businessman John Irving and Dr. Richard Currie, included a new granite fountain, a shiny copper roof, fresh paint and upgraded electrical work.

Anyone with information about the fountainhead or who saw anything suspicious at King's Square during the past few days is asked to contact police.

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