Naples Police make arrest two months after art theft
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Posted: Jul 22, 2010 11:53 PM Thursday, July 22, 2010 5:53 PM EST Updated: Jul 23, 2010 12:36 AM Thursday, July 22, 2010 6:36 PM EST
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Naples Police make arrest two months after art theft
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COLLIER COUNTY: Naples Police say $40,000 worth of art was stolen from a gallery in Naples. But two months later, it’s all back where it belongs and the thief is behind bars.

Police say 32-year-old Christopher Newman stole 11 pieces of art from Sheldon Fine Art back in May and stored it at a family member’s home.

Investigators made the connection because of Newman’s extensive criminal history and prior thefts fit the same M.O.

“He was familiar with the area, had a house nearby, a place to hide the items. A lot of things started pointing his direction, said Naples Police Detective Bob Young.

Thursday, two months to the day after the crime was committed, all 11 paintings are back in inventory and ready for sale.

In fact, other than a few scratches on one frame, they were all returned in perfect condition.

By Karla Ray

July 23rd, 2010

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