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Warhol Paintings Stolen in Los Angeles


Paintings of legendary athletes by the artist Andy Warhol valued at millions of dollars were stolen from a Los Angeles home earlier this month in what police believe may have been an inside job.

Businessman and art collector Richard Weisman, who knew the deceased gay pop artist, offered a $1 million reward for the return of the paintings. The missing art, which includes 40-by-40-inch paintings of Muhammad Ali, O.J. Simpson, Chris Evert, Dorothy Hamill, and Pele, represents one of the city's largest home robberies in over a decade, according to ABC News.

"It's one of the largest residential burglaries that has occurred in L.A.," said Los Angeles Police Department detective Don Hrycyk, according to ABC News. "Maybe the biggest one in the last 15 years."

The theft, which occurred sometime between September 2 and 3, was discovered by a nanny who arrived at the home last Thursday.

Police suspect that whoever stole the paintings benefited from special knowledge of the Weisman residence, given the sophistication of the task.

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