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$1.7 Million Paintings Missing in Williamsburg Art Heist

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One of the six paintings missing from a Williamsburg art storage facility (Via DCPI)

WILLIAMSBURG – Six paintings worth millions of dollars have gone missing from a Williamsburg storage facility, police confirmed yesterday.

The paintings, from the 19th-century, were stored at Crozier Fine Arts warehouse, at 106 Bayard Street, near McCarren Park. Police have released pictures of the six landscapes, done by Thomas Cole, Jasper Francis Cropsey, David Johnson and Thomas Mordan, hoping that they’ve been spotted by the public.

The paintings are valued at roughly $1.7 million dollars, police said.

The 69-year old owner of the works reported his paintings missing to the NYPD last August, but he hadn’t checked on them since 2014, police sources told the Daily News. Police notified Iron Mountain Security, which maintains the warehouse, of the theft last month.

“Crozier is working cooperatively with the NYPD on the investigation, and is committed to determining the status of the alleged missing items,” a spokesperson said.

A gallery of all the paintings can be seen below:

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Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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