FBI offers reward in Missouri theft of Warhol prints

11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago April 12, 2016 Apr 12, 2016 Tuesday, April 12 2016 Tuesday, April 12, 2016 9:23:00 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Federal investigators looking into the theft of artwork — including Andy Warhol prints of Campbell soup cans — at a southwest Missouri museum hope a $25,000 reward stirs up leads.

The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/1qNasNo ) reports the FBI announced the reward Monday.

The FBI said the break-in at the Springfield Art Museum took place early on April 7 and involved the theft of seven of 10 Andy Warhol prints on permanent display. The site's Warhol collection is valued at $500,000.

City spokeswoman Cora Scott said the museum is a city department funded through property taxes. She said all the works at the museum are covered by a fine arts insurance policy that has an annual premium of roughly $14,000.

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