Police investigate theft of $12,500 painting


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Police investigate theft of $12,500 painting

Halifax Regional Police are requesting the public’s assistance with the investigation into the theft of a painting from a Halifax gallery in September.

On September 29 police received a report that a valuable painting had been stolen earlier in the day from a gallery on Doyle Street.

Police are releasing pictures of the suspect and the painting and ask anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or the whereabouts of the painting to contact police.

The suspect is described as a man with dark hair and a receding hairline wearing a blue track suit (hoodie and sweatpants), black and white sneakers and what appears to be a black mask.

The painting is described as a small 8” X 10” oil painting by Marc Aurele de Foy Suzor-Coté, late 1800s to early 1900s. The painting is framed in a gold gilded frame and is valued at $12,500.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident or video from the area to call 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or using the P3 Tips App.

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