CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 10, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) United States art theft discussed. Source quoted regarding crime. Report introduced
(NYC: Richard Schlesinger) Largest art heist in New York City history reported; details given, scenes shown. [New York City police det. Thomas MOSCARDINI - comments on crime.] Italian master painter Fra Angelico's work noted among stolen. [International Fndn. for Art Research spokesperson Elizabeth HAYT-ATKINS - says terrible when such precious art stolen.] Experts quoted regarding increase in art theft. IFAR's system of recording stolen works detailed; scenes shown. Los Angeles, California, police department noted keeping similar records. [Los Angeles police det. Bill MARTIN - comments on situation.] ["Art News" spokesperson Milton ESTEROW - says art theft is second to narcotics in illegal activity.] Disposal of stolen works discussed. Few dets. noted qualified to recover stolen art; recovery rate given.
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