March 8, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
Over $1 million in fine art paintings were stolen from a Williamsburg art storage facility, the NYPD announced today.
The case goes back to August 16 at around 2 p.m., when police say the 69-year-old victim was doing an inventory of his property stored at Crozier Fine Arts, located at 106 Bayard St., and noticed six paintings were missing from his collection.
The six paintings combined had an approximate value of $1.7 million, police say.
The paintings depict landscapes ranging from deserts to leafy, mountainous regions.
A spokesperson for the NYPD said the investigation, while ongoing since mid-August, was slowed because the ownership of the location changed.
There is currently no description of a person of interest at this time, police said.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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Nice timely reporting by the NYPD. 7 months later?
Were these paintings targeted or was it just opportunistic where they emptied a bunch of storage lockers?
Pictures of paintings and artist names might be helpful even on a fairly low trafficked site such as the greenpoint post since google will index them for anyone interested worldwide to see.
Hoping you get your pictures back or you and the facility are well insured.