Pieces of a sculpture by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly have been reported stolen, according to police.
A city of Greenville employee reported that three "blobs" were missing from the sculpture located in Harriet's Garden, a section of Falls Park behind the West End Market downtown, according to police spokesman Gilberto Franco.
The theft was reported Wednesday, but it's unknown exactly when the pieces vanished from the 12-foot tower, police said.
The three pieces were estimated to be worth $2,500, according to a police report.
Named "Rose Crystal Tower," the Chihuly sculpture was unveiled in October to honor the late Harriet Wyche, who was instrumental in the founding and development of Falls Park.
The project, including the pre-cast concrete base, a small flower garden that surrounds the sculpture and lighting cost about $300,000, according to Ed Zeigler, chair of Greenville's Arts in Public Places Commission.
Security cameras are trained on the sculpture at all times, Zeigler has said.
Police have requested video surveillance.
Chihuly's work has been installed in more than 200 museum collections, including a solo exhibition in The Louvre in Paris in 1986 and a series of sculptures that hang over the canals of Venice, Italy.
Staff writer Nathaniel Cary contributed.