Stolen painting listed on Craigslist lands New Orleans art thieves in jail

Paintings by George Rodrigue.

Paintings by George Rodrigue. Image by FunGi_ (Trading) / CC BY 2.0

A stolen painting by George Rodrigue worth $50,000 has been recovered by police after the thieves posted the artwork for sale on Craigslist. The hapless peddlers even gave instructions during negotiations not to contact the New Orleans Rodrigue gallery from where the Blue Dog painting went missing. Police made the arrest after setting up a fake collection with the men in a carpark. A further five Rodrigue paintings were then recovered from the thieves. Read more: nola.com

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