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Stolen Artwork: Have You Seen These?

Police ask public to take a look at missing pieces.

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The Deerfield Police Department asked Patch to publish these photos of artwork that was stolen from the Deerfield Festival of Fine Arts.

Authorities hope someone will recognize one or more of the items and report the crime.  

According to police, at least six artists reported work stolen during Deerfield’s festival earlier this month. Vendors remembered securing the pieces in their booths the night of June 4 and discovered them missing the next morning.  

Officers are asking residents with any information to contact the Deerfield Police Department Investigations Section at 847-945-8638.

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The Deerfield Festival of Fine Arts featured 100 artists from across the country last weekend. It also seemed to have attracted a band of thieves.

Sunday morning, police were called to the festival grounds along Park Avenue and Deerfield Road in response to missing artwork. At least six artists reported pieces were stolen from their booths overnight.

According to a police report, a majority of the artists said they had secured the items in their booths around 6 p.m. June 4 and noticed them missing the following morning.

More than a dozen items were stolen, including a piece of stonework valued at $1,500, a rainbow mosaic valued at $290 and a female manikin with 75 sterling earrings attached to it.    

Several vendors told police they remembered a middle-aged woman with a Russian accent walking around to the tents with a clipboard and asking artists if certain pieces would be there the next day.

Police are continuing their investigation, and no arrests have been made.

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