Over $100,000 Worth of Aboriginal Art Stolen From Vancouver Gallery

Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help in finding $100,000 worth of Aboriginal art, recently stolen from the Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery in Gastown.

Nine pieces of artwork were stolen from the gallery's storage locker, including one-of-a-kind Aboriginal masks, wooden panels and sculptures between the evening of October 30 and the early morning hours of October 31. 

Among the stolen pieces was a print by Musqueum artist Susan Point entitled Where the Ocean Meets the Sky and valued at $1,500, according to information on the gallery’s website.

“These art pieces are unique and reflect the heritage and diversity of the artists that created them,” Detective Constable Daniel Yamniuk of the Vancouver Police Department said in a news release.

“We are appealing to the public to help us return the art to its rightful place in the gallery.”

Anyone with information about this theft, or who knows the location of any of the artwork, is asked to call the Vancouver Police Department at 604.717.9049.


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