Likened to Thomas Crown, a thief has stolen paintings worth thousands of pounds from the Page gallery in Knightsbridge in broad daylight.
When a well-dressed man in his forties attended two private viewings at the gallery, which is currently hosting a pop up exhibition of contemporary art, staff assumed he was a buyer. However, on the occasion of his third visit, last Wednesday, the man proceeded to cut two paintings out of their frames and walk out with them under his long coat.
The paintings stolen were
Golden Fleece by Anssi Sojakka
DHSS by Graham Carrick
Police are now searching for the man and the works.
Source: Evening Standard, 28 January 2011