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NYPD arrests man caught on video stealing a sculpture on display at art gallery

The NYPD nabbed a Bronx man who Saturday in an art gallery theft caught on video. The thief fled with a valuable sculpture to the value of $16,000.
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A man caught on video walking out of a New York City art gallery with a valuable crystal sculpture has been arrested in the brutal theft.

“Thank you for your tips, a 61-year-old man is arrested and charged with Grand larceny,” the NYPD announced at the end of the Saturday.

The suspect, identified as Zoltan Genc, of the Bronx.

The sculpture, which looks like a basket made of crystal resin decorated with golden chains, was to see in the Galeries Bartoux, an art gallery at the Central Park in Manhattan.

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Artist Fred Allard created the piece as part of his shopping bag collection, and was valued at $16,000, WCBS-TV reported.

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The NYPD released surveillance images to identify the thief who can be seen casually leaving the gallery with the picture in his hands.

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