Police looking for Kona art thief 06-17-05

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
KONA PATROL DIVISION
OFFICER EDWIN A. BUYTEN
PHONE: 326-4646
JUNE 17, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE

Big Island police are looking for a thief or thieves who stole a large painting from an art gallery in Kailua-Kona.

The painting was taken from an area outside Collectors Fine Art of Hawaii on Alii Drive sometime between 9:30 p.m. Wednesday (June 15, 2005) and 9 a.m. the following day.

The painting, entitled “Night After II,” is valued at $2,850. It was described as a painting of a woman in a red dress putting on a red shoe with a male asleep on a bed in the background. The painting was also described as measuring 42 inches by 42 inches, having a black backdrop and having a pewter frame.

Anyone with information about the theft or the identity of the thieves is asked to call Officer Edwin Buyten of the Kona Patrol at 326-4646 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept strictly confidential.

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