HELP FIND Rosemary L. Cosentino's STOLEN PAINTINGS

PLEASE! Help me find my stolen art!

PARTIAL STORY:

Friday July 23rd, 2004 at 1:05pm, at 222 KING STREET EAST and Sherbourne, in Toronto Canada, the eight oil paintings of mine were STOLEN directly from inside this art gallery. Artist Rosemary Lucy Cosentino, had barely walked into the gallery and deposited the works down on the main street level floor of the gallery, which were packaged in a large burgundy vinyl tarp portfolio bag, when she walked upstairs to greet the Director of the gallery. When she descended to the main floor approximately 10 minutes later, the burgundy bag containing the artworks was gone. Not only were there paintings but all MASTER SLIDES and FULL Biography press kit included. This barbaric act is incomprehensible. No one was seen leaving the gallery with the work. Whomever has committed this crime, was either looking to make a quick dollar, or decorate his/her home. Because of the size, and weight of the bag, suspect is believed to be a male. The individual could not have gone very far on foot, and may have hailed a nearby taxi to escape.

This was an extremely devastating moment for me, a two years and a half of labor & sacrifices works and inventory are gone.

Detective Constable Bret Farquar and Officer Ghotbi stated according to their crime records this area (King Street East) as being the highest crime rate part of Toronto, and that this was a growing trend for individuals to steal art for a quick buck. This is the 3rd case on the same street so far since March of 2004.

Police have this case under investigation. If anyone has any inside information, leads, clues, or has seen the work or may know or suspect anyone of their whereabouts, they are urged and pleaded to contact :

TORONTO POLICE HEADQUARTERS: CASE #606039

Detective Constable Bret Farquar at 416.808.5146 badge number 7763

Officer, FARZAD GHOTBI at 416.808.5100 badge number 8517

RCMP: "O" Division, 519.640.7267 EMAIL: [email protected]

FBI: 202.324. 4192

QUEBEC STOLEN ART:

Jean François Talbot
Sergent Détective enquêteur en oeuvres d'art
Tél : 514-598-4130
Fax : 514-596-3570

Alain Dumouchel
Sergent Détective enquêteur en oeuvres d'art.
Tél:514-598-4134
Fax:514-596-3570

ALL information will be dealt with in an extremely CONFIDENTIAL and professional manner. If you prefer to contact the artist directly, you may do so by EMAIL,

Crime Stoppers
If you have information about this crime that you would like to report anonymously, please call Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477), toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS, or visit their website: http://www.toronto-crimestoppers.com/ telephone: 514.712.7823 .

THE ARTIST THANKS ANYONE IN ADVANCE FOR THE CONTRIBUTION, HOPE, AND SANITY THAT WILL BE RESTORED TO THE ARTIST SHOULD THE WORKS BE RECOVERED.

PLEASE feel free to print & post this up, distribute or communicate this incident to anyone or anywhere fit for maximum public exposure. All works are the copyright of Rosemary Lucy Cosentino.