Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Police investigate theft of art work, Grand-Barachois, NB

District 4 RCMP are investigating a case where a painting (photo, left) was stolen from a local artist in Grand-Barachois.

On May 14, 2012, a man presented himself at the artist's home looking to buy a painting. The suspect told the artist he was going to pay for the painting the following day but never returned with the payment. The suspect is described as Caucasian, appears to be between 25 and 35 years old, with short dark coloured hair. He is approximately 5' 9'' tall with a medium build. He was wearing a dark coloured sports jacket, black pants, with a white shirt and neck tie.

The painting is called : Eventail by Roméo Savoie and the canvas is approximately 48'' x 48''. It is signed Savoie on the bottom right corner of the canvas. It is estimated to be valued more than $5,000. 

If anyone has any information on this theft, contact District 4 RCMP at 1-888-506-RCMP (7267). To remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at www.crimenb.ca, or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).