The housekeeper at a Captains Neck Lane home called Southampton
Village Police shortly after noon on Monday, February 7, to report the
burglary, which police believe occurred between 1:30 p.m. on Saturday,
February 5, and its discovery on Monday.
Works by a mix of French and American artists, including Frederick H.
McDuff, Jean Duffy, Jacques Martin-Ferrieres, Howard Behrens, Pierre
Bittar and C. Everley were among the loot stolen from the living room
of the house.
Police declined to say whether they have any suspects, citing the
It appeared that someone had rifled through several dresser drawers in
two upstairs bedrooms, police said, but there were no signs of forced
entry into the house.
The housekeeper told police that only she and the homeowner had keys
to the house and know the pass code to an alarm system. According to
police, a representative from the security company tested the alarm
sometime after the theft and reported that it was working properly and
that there had been no indication that an alarm had been activated.
Police are asking anyone with information about the burglary or the
whereabouts of any of the paintings to call police at 283-0056.