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California, the portrait of an artist, the claims of the client, deprived him of up to $500 — but the drawing, to the left, is now being given to the police

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A California man, who asked for a caricaturist to draw his portrait, and finally said, for stealing money from the artist, which he gave to the police, with the cartoon-like drawing of it, in the hope that it would catch the thief.

The alleged theft took place at about 11:50 a.m., during the Festival of Lights event in downtown Riverside on Dec. 5.

The defendant then asked the artist to make a portrait of themselves, but only if the popular was done, the defendant took the artist’s money bag containing about $500 and fled on foot — to the left of the picture behind it.

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The River, the Police department posted a photo of the picture on her Facebook page, looking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.

“DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS CHARACTER? And no, we’re not kidding,” said a police officer.

The suspect was described as a black male in his early 20s, about 5 feet 1 inch tall with a medium build, black hair and a mustache. The police said he was last seen wearing a blue one and a red coat, a white shirt, black pants, and a red hat.

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“This night, two of the accused, but, of course, exaggerated features and characteristics,” the police added.

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Anyone with information on the man is recommended to get in contact with Jeff Putnam, 951-826-2054.

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