Suspect identified in stolen artwork case

August 31, 2011 6:46:42 PM PDT
Police in the Flatiron District have identified a man who allegedly stole some pricy artwork from a clothing designer.

Police say 31-year-old Enno Tianen (AKA- Lewy) is the man who 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.

Tianen 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.