Stolen Salvador Dali Painting Returned

The painting, known as "Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio," was taken from The Venus Over Manhattan gallery

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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. (Published Thursday, June 21, 2012)

    A Salvador Dali painting worth an estimated $150,000 that was stolen from a Manhattan gallery last week has been returned, police said Friday.

    The 1949 painting, known as "Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio," had gone missing from The Venus Over Manhattan gallery on Madison Avenue.

    It was recovered at Kennedy Airport, police said.

    Police sources said 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.

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