NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is asking for the public’s help to find a man in connection with the case of a brazen art theft.
Police said the thief, caught on a surveillance video, came prepared with a tube to hold the rolled-up poster.
The poster is a 1999 ad for Calvin Klein with an acrylic image added to it by the modern artist KAWS. To see more images of his work, click here.
The suspect walked westbound on West 23rd Street after stealing the art, police said.
Police describe the suspect as white, 5’11″, with a thin build and mustache. The suspect was wearing a dark green hoodie, blue jeans, sneakers, a tan baaseball cap and dark sunglasses.
If you have any information regarding this case, police ask you contact Crime Stoppers. You can call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) – all calls are kept confidential. You can also submit tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) and entering TIP577.
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