Police Seek Suspect Who Stole Car Containing Paintings

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Police asked for the public's help today locating the person responsible for stealing a car containing two original paintings in the Westchester area.

The auto theft occurred sometime after 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 near West Kenyon Avenue and 80th Street, where the victim parked his four-door Lincoln MKZ and left it for the night, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

At about 11:30 a.m. the next day, he discovered the car was stolen, according to police. Inside the vehicle were two 2-by-3-foot original Jack Armstrong paintings, the victim told officers.

Armstrong, whose work typically includes bold and bright colors, is credited with founding the art form “Cosmic Extensionalism,'' according to his website. His paintings have been priced as high as $6 million, the site states.

Anyone with information on the theft was asked to contact Detective Sasaki of the LAPD's Pacific Division at 310-482-6490, or 34019@lapd.online.

Photo: Los Angeles Police Department

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