facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Two Picasso etchings stolen in Pacific NW

July 13, 2007 at 1:12 PM   |   Comments

BELLVUE, Wash., July 13 (UPI) -- A trio of fast-moving thieves allegedly lifted a pair of Picasso etchings from an art gallery near Seattle this week.

Police were on the lookout Friday for the works that the gallery said were valued at $95,000 and were taken in a matter of seconds by two men while a young female accomplice distracted the employee on duty.

The theft occurred Wednesday at the Martin Lawrence Galleries in Bellevue where Picasso's "Young Man Kneeling Before Procuress and Others" and "Drinking Minotaur and Sculptor and Two Models" were on display.

Investigators told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that the Picassos were on display at the front of the gallery. The young woman lured the lone employee to the back of the establishment while her accomplices apparently slipped in and slipped out with the art in about 15 seconds.

© 2007 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Ailina Tsarnaev, Boston Marathon bomber's sister, arrested over alleged bomb threat
2
Major general stripped of title over handling of sexual abuse allegation
3
Texas man acquitted of killing man who killed his sons in DUI
4
Russia 'directly involved' in Ukraine fighting, widens assault
5
Search for Aaron Sofer, missing N.J. student, expands in Israel
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback