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May 7, 2011

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Art Theft Suspect Arrested Last Month in Toronto; Paintings still missing

Rocco Agostino, partner and chef at Enoteca Sociale,
 would very much like his pug back. (National Post)
by Catherine Schofield Sezgin, ARCA Blog Editor-in-chief

In January, Ben Kaplan of the National Post telephoned me to discuss a few thefts of artwork from restaurants in Toronto ("Paint Misbehavin'". Three months later, we have reports from Ontario that artwork has been stolen from a Toronto gallery and that a suspect has been arrested.

Ogdon Wagner Gallery had a "smash and grab" on April 7 where three paintings with a total value of $73,000 were allegedly stolen by two men captured on video by a surveillance camera "Man charged in Yorkville art theft," Madeline White, Staff Reporter for The Star). One suspect has not been apprehended.
 None of the paintings have been recovered.