Nov. 13, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez
Police are searching for a woman shown on surveillance footage shipping two photographs stolen from MoMA PS1 back to the art institute.
The two print photographs, at an estimated total value of $105,000, arrived back at MoMA PS1, located at 22-25 Jackson Ave., on Nov. 3, police say. A museum employee noticed that the photographs were stolen from the location on Oct. 30 at around 11 a.m., police said. There was no sign of forced entry into the building.
After the photographs were returned to the site, an investigation led police to Office 11211, a packaging and shipping store located at 223 Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg, where a woman was spotted mailing the photos the day prior at around 5:50 p.m., police said.
Surveillance footage shows the woman carrying a large box with a Fed Ex symbol on it and placing it on top of the counter before beginning to ruffle through her pockets.
A spokesperson for the NYPD did not have the name of the two photographs, and labeled them as gelatin silver prints.
MoMA PS1 declined to comment, due to the ongoing police investigation.
The suspect seen in the video is described as white, in her 20s, and last seen wearing a dark cap, glasses, black overcoat, tan pants, and tan shoes.