The head of the "Legend the Bigfoot" mascot was stolen from the World Athletics Championships earlier this week

and police are still investigating to identify the culprit.

Jessica Gabriel, the event's communications director, confirmed that a photographer was removed

from Hayward Field related to the theft, but did not offer specifics, adding it is a police matter.

"We can confirm that an accredited photographer was removed from Hayward Field

in connection to the investigation of a theft at the venue," Gabriel said in an email

"This is now a police matter, and we won’t have further comments at this time."

The photographer at the event was originally identified as a person of interest

before getting detained and removed from the stadium