SAN PEDRO (CBSLA.com) — Police need your help catching the thieves and tracking down the painting they stole from a San Pedro art gallery last month.
Five people walked into the gallery at 6th Street and Pacific Avenue on July 7 after it opened, removed the large piece of artwork from a wall and walked out with it, police said.
The piece named “Escondido,” which was created by artist Neil Nagy in 2004, is worth about $10,000, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The suspects were described as four men and a woman about 18 to 24 years old. Two of the men were carrying skateboards.
An unspecified reward is being offered for the stolen painting.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the LAPD’s Art Theft Detail at (213) 486-6940 or after hours at (877) 527-3247 (LAPD-24-7).
Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).