Thieves made off with a huge camouflaged cow during a daring nighttime raid.
Officers are hunting the rustlers who targeted the large fiberglass cow on Box Hill on Thursday night.
Named Cycling Moo Kay, she was one of two decorated cows placed on the hill as part of the art exhibition CowParade.
A reward is being offered for her safe return.
Cycling Moo Kay on her plinth.
The missing cow was sponsored by Cycling UK and painted by Charles Rowbotham, an artist known for his dreamy landscapes.
The second bovine- Bunny Hop- was also removed from her plinth and pushed over.
Paul Tuohy, Chief Executive Cycling UK, said: “I’m devastated to learn of the theft of Cycling Moo Kay.
"One of our members, Doug Clare, presented her to us earlier this summer to not only help with some valuable fund-raising for our charity, but also to share a bit of the fun that is cycling.
“Since then she’s played an iconic part in many of the South East’s cycling activities – from watching the thousands of RideLondon riders from her previous position on Box Hill, to even venturing up to Green Park to take part in the capital’s FreeCycle event."
CowParade is a county-wide exhibition of vibrantly decorated fiberglass cows and the statues are due to be auctioned off for charity.
Herds of painted cows can be seen grazing across Surrey, including in Claremont Landscape Gardens, Esher and the NaviSite estate in East Molesey.
The now empty plinth.
If you have information about the theft call Surrey Police on 101.
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