ART GALLERY THEFT

Approximately R600,000 worth of local art was stolen from Daville Baillie Gallery in Norwood, Johannesburg. The gallery said five works were taken, and the robbers were captured on CCTV footage.

“Collectively valued at approximately R600,000, all works are of contemporary South African art. From CCTV footage of the robbery, it appears that the thieves targeted specific works” the gallery said.

The titles of the stolen works are Studio 29 and Studio 30 by Richard Scott, both sized at one metre by one metre. Two stolen works in mixed media by Graffiti artist Fringe were titled Antediluvian I and Antediluvian II.

The last stolen work was a small oil painting by Wakaba Mutheki, titled Trump.

Gallery owner Darren Neofytou appealed to anyone who can identify the suspects to contact the gallery or Norwood Police Station.