A bronze bust of Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Col. Harland Sanders was stolen from the KFC on Chestnut Street in Berea, Ky., on Jan. 24.
Four young men had been the only customers during the time frame that the bust disappeared.
After they left, an employee "discovered that the colonel had left also," said Capt. Ken Clark of the Berea Police Department.
Restaurant manager Cassie Tipton, said the bust was present in the lobby when an employee was cleaning that area Sunday afternoon. She left the lobby and when she came back, the bust, valued at about $1,200, was missing, Tipton said.
The four young men were high school or college age and left in a silver passenger car.