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LAPD Recovers Art Stolen From Homes During 1990s

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LAPD Recovers Treasure Trove Of Art Stolen From Homes During 1990s

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A treasure trove of art that had been stolen from Los Angeles-area homes in the 1990s has been found, and LAPD investigators need help returning them to their rightful owners.

Operation Demetra started in June after a reputable auction house called the LAPD to report they had come across art they believed to be stolen.

Investigators determined the art – most of which were paintings, but also included some sculptures, clocks, furniture and antique guns – had been stolen in a series of burglaries in the 1990s.

The recovered pieces includes two Picassos, a Juan Miro, and a picture and letter signed by the late President Ronald Reagan when he was governor of California.

Two people, Armenian nationals, were arrested with the help of Interpol for those […]

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