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News Release

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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Stolen Painting from Art Gallery NR16237aj

San Pedro: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Art Theft Detail are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for the theft of a painting.

On Thursday, July 7, 2016, a painting was stolen from an art gallery located at 6th Street and Pacific Avenue. After the gallery had opened, five suspects entered the gallery and removed the painting from the wall and fled the location.

The suspects were four males and a female, possibly white or Hispanic, 18-24 years old. Two of the male suspects were carrying skateboards. One male suspect with sunglasses was seen carrying the painting. The female suspect was wearing a pink shirt. The suspects fled the location southbound in an alley toward 7th Street.

The painting is a 3ft by 6ft mixed media on canvas by Neil Nagy called "Escondido". It was created in 2004 and is valued at approximately $10,000 dollars.

A reward is being offered for the painting.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact Los Angeles Police Department's Art Theft Detail at 213-486-6940. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."