The statue, both before and after the weekend heist.British Beer Company/Facebook

A 15-year-old now faces charges in connection with a heist that lifted a 150-pound ceramic lobster from its foundation at a park in Plymouth last weekend.

The piece, dubbed “Sir-Loin the Lobster,” was stolen from Nelson Beach on Sept. 3.

Police Chief Michael Botieri told Wicked Local Plymouth that the arrest was made after police received tips from the community.

He said he believed other suspects may remain at large, and police are pursuing leads to arrest them as well.


Sir-Loin has not yet been recovered by police.

“We appreciate the hard work of the police and the community in apprehending the alleged vandals so quickly,” Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kevin O’Reilly told Wicked Local Plymouth.

“We also appreciate all of the support that has been generated throughout the community, both online and in offers to help fund the reward. We hope this will serve as a deterrent to anyone else who feels they need their own personal lobster.”

The juvenile, not named, was charged with larceny over $250 and malicious destruction of property over $250.