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Art of the Steal: Mass. student's prize-winning drawing stolen

Prize-winning student drawing was stolen from display in this Massachusetts Transportation Building in Boston primospot.com

(CBS) BOSTON - A Massachusetts high school student says she's a little bit flattered that someone stole a piece of her artwork from a state office building, but mostly she's upset.

Emily Moreau, a 16-year-old junior at Chelmsford High in suburban Boston says she was told that three well-dressed men entered the state Transportation Building downtown at about 2:30 a.m. Monday, went straight to the 9-by-12-inch colored pencil drawing she calls "Breakfast," took it down and walked away.

The drawing of a fried egg in a pan with a human eye where the yolk should be won Emily a silver medal in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Competition.

She called the theft a "backhanded compliment," but says she's more sad and puzzled. She still has a photo of the drawing.

Police are investigating.

Can they develop a sketch of the suspects?

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