Sunday, 4 October 2015

Audacious Art Thief Hunted After Bronze Sculpture Sneaked Out Of Mayfair Gallery

Police are hunting this audacious suspected thief, who they believe walked out of a Mayfair art gallery with a £40,000 bronze statue.
The man browsed and even chatted with the manager of the gallery in Maddox Street, which noticed the 'Horizontal Birdman 1' art piece was gone after he left.
Detectives in Westminster have released this CCTV image of the suspect, who they wish to trace.
On Friday, June 26 between 5:30pm and 5:50pm the suspect is believed to have stolen the 1962 limited edition statue by artist Elisabeth Frink - inscribed on the underside with 'Frink 10/10'.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6ft, of medium build, with medium length greying hair on the sides.
He was wearing glasses, a light blue shirt and dark suit and was carrying a black sports bag.

Detective Constable Kevin Eade, of Westminster CID said: "It appears the suspect has specifically targeted this piece and picked his moment.
He took his time first browsing around the art gallery and speaking with the manager before stealing the statue.
Anyone who recognises the man pictured please come forward."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Constable Kevin Eade on 020 7321 7623 or call 101 quoting CRIS reference 6527624/15 or call Crimestoppers Anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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