Man facing charges in Hamptons art thefts

April 15, 2011 4:36:03 AM PDT
Prosecutors say they're ready to arraign an alleged art thief who preyed on homes in the Hamptons.

Angel Palencia is suspected in the January and February thefts of at least 40 paintings worth more than a half million dollars.

Palencia will be arraigned for burglary in Riverhead Friday.

Police say he struck at unoccupied homes in East Hampton, Southampton and Shelter Island.

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