published Friday, June 22nd, 2012

NYPD: Man swiped Dali painting from art gallery

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    This image provided by the New York Police Department shows a 1949 Salvador Dali painting, called "Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio." A man is suspected of stealing the $150,000 Salvador Dali painting from a Manhattan art gallery Thursday June 21, 2012. Police say the man walked into the Venus Over Manhattan art gallery on Madison Avenue posing as a customer and removed the watercolor and ink painting from the wall, put it in a bag, and fled. The 1949 painting, called "Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio," was part of the gallery's inaugural exhibition. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

NEW YORK (AP) ā€” Police are looking for a suspect who stole a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting from a Manhattan art gallery.

Police say the man walked into the Venus Over Manhattan art gallery on Madison Avenue posing as a customer and removed the watercolor and ink painting from the wall, put it in a bag, and fled.

Police say the suspect, wearing a black and white checked shirt and dark colored jeans, fled westbound on East 77th Street. It happened on Tuesday.

The 1949 painting, called "Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio," was part of the gallery's inaugural exhibition.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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