Thief caught on camera stealing $1K painting from Bronx building

MELROSE, The Bronx (WABC) -- A thief was caught red-handed stealing a painting worth more than $1,000 in the Bronx.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. October 5 on the 800 block of Courtland Street in the Melrose section.

Police said the suspect walked into the building, grabbed the painting from a hallway on the third floor, then snuck out unnoticed.

The suspect was described as a 35-year-old black man, approximately 5-foot-10, who was last seen wearing a blue V-neck sweater, beige pants, a red hat and a red backpack.

Anyone with information in regards to the above incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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