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Man steals Salvador Dali painting worth $150k from NYC art gallery, NYPD says

Police Police described a suspect wearing a black and white checked shirt took off with an expensive Salvador Dali painting from a Manhattan art gallery CBS New York/NYPD

Police described a suspect wearing a black and white checked shirt took off with an expensive Salvador Dali painting from a Manhattan art gallery
CBS New York/NYPD

(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Police are now looking for a suspect who took off with a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting from a Manhattan art gallery on Tuesday, CBS New York reports.

Police said the suspect walked into the Venus Over Manhattan Art Gallery on Madison Avenue and posed as a potential customer before he removed the watercolor and ink painting from the wall, put it in a bag and fled.

The 1949 painting, called "Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio," was hanging on the third floor until the man snatched it, authorities said.

Police described the suspect as a white mail, approximately 35 to 45 years old and with a receding hairline. He was wearing a black and white checked shirt and dark colored jeans before he fled westbound on East 77th Street.

The gallery owner wouldn't provide further details about the heist.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

  • Crimesider Staff

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