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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Picasso Theft: Police Impound Taxicab

Posted By on Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Police say they have spoken to the cab driver who picked up a ballsy thief after he ripped an original Picasso pencil sketch from the wall of a Union Square art gallery yesterday morning. Cops have also impounded the taxi cab used in the theft.

Meanwhile, police are reviewing surveillance released by Lefty O'Douls restaurant, which which shows a white man in his 30s carrying the eight-inch drawing in hand. The suspect was wearing a gray jacket, light pants, dark sunglasses, and loafers with no socks.

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"It appears to be out suspect," Officer Albie Esparza told SF Weekly.

Lefty O'Douls is just a few doors down from the Weinstein Galley where the artwork was ripped from the wall at about 11:40 a.m. Tuesday. Police and employees at the gallery are stumped as to how someone could get away with blatantly stealing the 1965 Picasso drawing titled Tete de Femme.

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