Numerous paintings were stolen from a First Neck Lane home sometime
between Feb. 14 and 16, Southampton Village Police Department Chief
William Wilson said Monday. It is the second reported art theft in the
village this month.
Wilson said detectives are considering the strong possibility that the
latest art theft, discovered by the estate’s caretaker, is related to
the one earlier this month, on Captains Neck Lane, during which 13
paintings were reportedly taken.
Village police are coordinating the investigation with other police
agencies, including Suffolk County Police Crime Stoppers and federal
authorities, the chief said.
Wilson said since it is an active investigation, village police will
not release further details at this time.