- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 2, 2013

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Police are searching for whoever severed an arm from a statue of former president Ronald Reagan that was erected last year.

Lucyna Rykowska, a spokeswoman for police in the city of Gdansk, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that police are also looking for the arm.

The bronze statue in a Baltic seaside park is a larger-than-life rendering of Reagan and the Polish-born Pope John Paul II. It was inspired by an AP photograph taken by Scott Stewart during John Paul’s visit to the U.S. in 1987 and honors Reagan’s support for Poland’s struggle to end communism.

The damage was estimated at over 100,000 zlotys ($30,000.)