Museum of Fine Art Declining to Press Charges Against SuspectPress Release
SAN ANGELO, TX - The San Angelo Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man featured in these photos and videos.
Public Information Officer Tracy Gonzalez said, on December 30, 2016, the man stole a painting from the 4th floor of San Angelo City Hall, 72 West College Avenue.
"The painting is valued at approximately $9,000.00," said Gonzalez.
She added that the man appears to be Caucasian, over 60, with salt-and-pepper hair. He was wearing a black western hat, brown jacket, light-colored long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and dark boots.
"After removing the painting, the man exited City Hall with the painting concealed in his jacket, walked across the street, and left in a dark-colored older model pickup," Gonzalez said.
If you have information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts, call Detective Noel Anderson at (325) 657-4344. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers of San Angelo at (325) 658-4357 or visit www.sanangelocrimestoppers.com to submit a web tip or download the P3 Tips App.
UPDATE: January 5, 2017 @ 11:33 A.M.
Police have located the missing painting and have identified the suspect involved in the robbery. No arrests have been made at this moment and the investigation continues.
SAPD would like to thank the public for submitting their tips and for sharing the surveillance video on social media. Community partnership was a major contributor in the painting's recovery.
UPDATE: January 5, 2017 @ 4:00 P.M.
The victim of the investigation, the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, told investigators they are declining to press charges against the suspect at this time.
The San Angelo Police Department won't release a suspect's name if the investigation did not result in arrest.