STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The FBI is turning to the public for help in solving a 35-year-old art heist.

The bureau’s Art Crime Team said on Friday that it believes nearly $700,000 worth of sculptures and paintings may still be in the New York area after they were stolen from the home of Gregory Perillo in 1983.

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“An anonymous citizen found a piece thrown away in a dumpster several years ago on Staten Island,” FBI officials said in a press release. “Agents believe more of the stolen pieces may be in the New York City area, and the owner may not know they were stolen.”

(Credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Two more of the missing pieces, featuring southwestern motifs and scenes, turned up in a Manhattan art gallery in 1985.

Authorities are asking anyone who may know where the artwork is to call the FBI’s New York office at 212-384-1000. Anonymous tipsters can also email investigators at or visit