$150K Dali Painting Stolen from Manhattan Gallery: Sources

The painting, known as "Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio," appears to have been stolen on Tuesday from The Venus Over Manhattan gallery

By Shimon Prokupecz
|  Thursday, Jun 21, 2012  |  Updated 10:45 PM EDT
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Police are searching for a suspect in the theft of a Salvador Dali art piece from Venus Over Manhattan Art Gallery at about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

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Police are searching for a suspect in the theft of a Salvador Dali art piece from Venus Over Manhattan Art Gallery at about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

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A Salvador Dali painting worth an estimated $150,000 was stolen from a Manhattan gallery earlier this week, police sources tell NBC 4 New York.

The 1949 painting, known as "Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio," appears to have been stolen on Tuesday from The Venus Over Manhattan gallery on Madison Avenue, police sources said.

Police sources say surveillance cameras show a man wearing a dark shirt with white polka dots enter the gallery with a black cloth bag. He is later seen on cameras leaving the gallery with the painting, police sources said.

The painting was included in a display with other paintings as part of an exhibit. 

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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