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FBI working to recover stolen 200-year-old George Washington painting

The FBI is working with local law enforcement in Colorado to recover a missing 200-year-old George Washington painting that was purportedly stolen from a storage unit last month.

Finding the missing portrait is akin to reclaiming a “national treasure,” the Englewood Police Department said in a Tuesday release.

“On January 22, 2024, the Englewood Police Department received a call regarding the theft of a historical art piece from a storage facility in the 3300 block of South Santa Fe Dr.,” the release read. “The theft possibly occurred the night of January 10, 2024.”

It is unclear if the criminals who stole the early 1800s painting knew it was in the storage unit.

“The approximate size of the piece is 24 inches by 30 inches, measured in a gold-colored frame,” authorities said. “The value is undisclosed and hard to estimate due to its historical significance.”

A reward of up to $2,000 has been offered by Crime Stoppers for any information and anonymous tips that can lead to the painting’s recovery, according to the release.

“The Englewood Police Department, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation – Denver Office, is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the painting and for any information regarding the theft,” the release read.

-Washington Examiner

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