Police: Several pieces of art stolen from Michigan festival

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) _ Police say several pieces of art were stolen from last weekend’s East Lansing Art Festival.

Chicago-area artist Bala Thiagarajan tells the Lansing State Journal that six of her paintings were taken from her booth either late Saturday or early Sunday. She says the value of the stolen artwork was $3,400 and it appears that specific paintings were targeted.

She says: “It’s infuriating to have shown it one day and then it’s gone.”

East Lansing police Lt. Scott Wriggelsworth says works by two other artists also were stolen over the weekend. The department’s detective bureau is investigating and tips are being sought from the public.

The festival’s Director Michelle Carlson says the festival had security. The festival and police plan to meet to determine how to improve security next year.
Information from: Lansing State Journal

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