Artwork stolen from hip hop clothing designer

August 11, 2011 5:41:31 PM PDT
Police in the Flatiron District are looking for a man who stole some pricy artwork from a clothing designer.

On Thursday, August 4th at approximately 6:00 p.m., the suspect, entered 40 West 23rd Street and removed a piece of artwork located in the hallway of the 2nd floor.

The artwork belonged to hip hop clothing designer Mark Echo and is worth $100,000.

The suspect rolled up the artwork and inserted it into a tube and proceeded to exit the building.

He was last seen walking westbound on West 23rd Street.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 20's to 40's, approximately 5'11", with a thin build a moustache.

He was last seen wearing a dark green hoodie, blue jeans, a tan baseball hat with dark sunglasses and running sneakers.

He was also carrying a dark back pack.

The artwork is described as a "KAWS" acrylic on existing advertising poster.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

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