Thanks to help from the public, police recover 14 pieces of art stolen from St. John’s home

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/05/26/thanks-to-help-from-the-public-police-recover-14-pieces-of-art-stolen-from-st-johns-home.html

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Thanks to help from the public, police recover 14 pieces of art stolen from St. John’s home

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Clifford George’s piece “Caplin Run” is seen in this undated handout photo. At least a dozen pricey pieces of art have been stolen from a home in St. John’s, N.L. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says the heist happened sometime between April 18 and May 17, when the break-and-enter was reported to investigators.  (ROYAL NEWFOUNDLAND CONSTABULARY- HO / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Officers with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary have recovered a sizable number of paintings stolen from a home in the west end of St. John’s, thanks in part to help from the public.

Police announced that 14 pieces of pricey artwork were found Saturday, and said in a release that the discovery was “a direct result of the media release made on Thursday afternoon.”

Pieces by artists Clifford George, Peter Lewis, David Blackwood and Christopher Pratt are among those that were recovered.

Officers continue to search for at least 12 more paintings that remain missing.

The theft happened sometime between April 18 and May 17, when the break-and-enter was reported to investigators.

Police are asking members of the public to come forward if they know the whereabouts of the stolen artwork or the identity of the thieves.

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