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The combo photo released by Police in Hannover, northern Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 shows a statue gracing the facade of German cookie baker Bahlsen's Hannover office before and after the rectangular gilded bronze sculpture was taken away. Police discovered a cookie sculpture Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013 but it is is still not clear if the cookie belongs to the Bahlsen House, which reported theft in January. Someone dressed as the Cookie Monster has sent blackmails regarding the stolen cookie sculptur, The gilded bronze item was part of a statue outside German cookie baker Bahlsen's Hannover office, and it was reported stolen last month. The blackmailer demanded that cookies be delivered to children at a city hospital. (AP Photo/Police Hannover)

BERLIN -- German police have recovered a cookie sculpture that may have been stolen by someone impersonating the Cookie Monster.

Spokeswoman Jacobe Heers says the 20-kilogram (44 pound) gilded sculpture was found Tuesday morning outside a university. It was hanging from the neck of a horse sculpture with a red ribbon.

The century-old cookie was reported stolen last month from the office of a bakery company in Hannover.

A local newspaper later received a letter demanding cookies be delivered to children at a hospital. The paper also received a picture of someone dressed like Sesame Street's Cookie Monster holding what appeared to be the stolen cookie.

The Bahlsen company promised a reward of 52,000 packets of cookies for a charitable cause if their emblem turned up.

No suspect has been apprehended.