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Police Need Your Help Finding Thieves Caught On Camera Stealing Painting In San Pedro

SAN PEDRO ( — Police need your help catching the thieves and tracking down the painting they stole from a San Pedro art gallery last month.

Five people walked into the gallery at 6th Street and Pacific Avenue on July 7 after it opened, removed the large piece of artwork from a wall and walked out with it, police said.

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Police say these 5 people stole a painting from a San Pedro art gallery on July 7, 2016

The piece named "Escondido," which was created by artist Neil Nagy in 2004, is worth about $10,000, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

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The painting called "Escondido" was stolen from an art gallery in San Pedro. (credit: LAPD)

The suspects were described as four men and a woman about 18 to 24 years old. Two of the men were carrying skateboards.

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(credit: LAPD)

An unspecified reward is being offered for the stolen painting.

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(credit: LAPD)

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the LAPD's Art Theft Detail at (213) 486-6940 or after hours at (877) 527-3247 (LAPD-24-7).

Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

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