Two paintings, collectively worth $22,500, were stolen from a Parnell art gallery at about 5.40 this morning.
The thieves smashed a window to gain entry to the International Art Centre on Parnell Rd and made off with the art.
A nearby witness notified Police immediately. Police who are also appealing to anyone who might know where the paintings are to contact them are examining the scene for clues. [See attached pics].
One painting â€“ worth $18,000 â€“ is called Cobb and Co. Coach, Mt Cook, and is by Peter Beadle. It is 59cm by 90cm. The other, called Natura Morta, is by Paolo Canetti and is worth $4,500.
Anyone with information should contact Constable Steve Meade at Auckland Central Police Station on 302 6573.
Issued by Noreen Hegarty
Auckland City Police Communications Manager
Ph 09 302 6947 or 0274-951-589