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    High-End Art Stolen In Residential Burglary

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    September 19, 2012
    Contact: Richard Lewis, Sergeant
    Phone: 310.458.8462
    e-mail: richard.lewis@smgov.net

    On September 14, 2012, officers responded to a residence located in the 500 block of 12th Street on the report of a residential burglary that had occurred sometime between September 12th at 3:00 p.m. and September 14th at 8:00 p.m.

    The victim had just returned home from a trip and discovered that his residence had been burglarized.  Numerous high-end paintings and two wooden box art pieces had been stolen from various rooms throughout the home.  Also stolen was the victims red 2010 Porsche Carrera 4S, which was parked in the garage, several expensive watches, wine and a small amount of US Currency.  The estimated loss at this time is believed to be in excess of 10 million dollars.  Preliminarily, the estimated loss is between 20 and 39 million dollars.   Photographs of the stolen artwork along with the victim’s vehicle and descriptions of the watches may be viewed here.

    The investigation is ongoing and investigators are asking that anyone with information regarding the burglary or the suspects involved, contact Detective David Haro at (310) 458-8432 or Sergeant Henry Ramirez at (310) 458-8453 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.

    If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME (1-800-78-27643), or submit the tip online at www.wetip.com you will remain completely anonymous and may be eligible for a reward, up to $1,000.00 if your information leads to an arrest and conviction, or anonymous tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers by either calling (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting their website at www.lacrimestoppers.org.  To text an anonymous tip to crime stoppers; please view their webpage for detailed instructions.  If the information leads to an arrest, the tipster is eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000.00

     

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