Los Angeles: In January 1995, an
art gallery in Los Angeles discovered that four high value
paintings were stolen from their gallery. On November 9, 2019,
LAPD’s Commercial Crimes Division (CCD), Burglary Special Section,
received information regarding one of the stolen paintings. A
citizen reported the painting was consigned and on an exhibit at a
museum in Buckingham Township, Pennsylvania.
CCD detectives identified the possessor of the stolen painting in
New Jersey and contacted the local authorities. Detectives met
with the possessor and assisting agencies in Pennsylvania. After
a thorough investigation no fault was found with the possessor
and the painting was voluntarily released to detectives. At this
time there are no leads to the suspect or suspects involved. The
remaining stolen collections are still missing.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact
Detective Mel Vergara, Commercial Crimes Division at 213-486-6940.
During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed
to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain
anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at
1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to
www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org
and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime
Stoppers” menu. Tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile
application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their