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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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Stolen Trailer Containing $250K Art NR16017rmh

June 21, 2016


Canoga Park: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Art Theft Detail recovered stolen art valued at over $120,000 from a house and storage unit in Canoga Park.

The suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Robert Michael Slayton who was arrested for Grand Theft. The stolen trailer was found in Slayton's backyard in 7700 block of Farralone Avenue. The trailer had been stripped to the chassis.

There is art that has not been recovered. Anyone who has been offered art for sale by Slayton or who has information about the crime is urged to contact the Art Theft Detail at 213-486-6940.

The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Art Theft Detail investigators are investigating the theft of a utility trailer containing valuable art.

On November 20, 2015, a 24-foot-long, 2005 Haulmark trailer was parked at an industrial park in the vicinity of Nordhoff Street and Alabama Avenue. The trailer has California plate number 4MB3828.

The trailer contained paintings, prints and sculptures from artists including Miro, Haring, Neiman, Chagall and Matisse.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact Commercial Crimes Division Art Theft Detail detectives 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."