BY JAMES FARRELL
The NYPD is searching for a woman who stole two valuable photographs from Astoria’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) PS 1—and then mailed them back to the museum.
The photos have a combined value of $105,000 and were discovered missing on Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. by a museum employee. There were no signs of forced entry into the building, according to the NYPD.
On Nov. 3, the photographs were mailed back to the museum, and the suspect was caught on surveillance video mailing the photos from a Brooklyn shipping store at 223 Bedford Ave the day before, on Nov. 2 at 5:50 p.m:
The suspect is described as a white woman in her 20s, who was last seen wearing a dark cap, glasses, a black overcoat, tan pants and tan shoes.
MoMA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or for Spanish, at 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.
Reach James Farrell at (718) 357-7400 x 127, firstname.lastname@example.org or @farrellj329.