Video shows the suspects, one of them later identified as Kreidle, 22, kicking the artwork before it toppled over and broke in half on the Gore Creek Promenade.
Kreidle and others ran away from the scene, but were later spotted on another surveillance camera nearby.
Vail police shared images of the unknown suspects on social media and say tips helped them identify them within a few hours. The loss was valued at more than $2,000.
Kreidle, of Golden, is facing charges of felony criminal mischief.
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