A Wichita woman is on the lookout for nearly two dozen valuable pieces of art she said were stolen from a storage unit this week.
The 74-year-old woman told police Monday that 20 paintings, some by Italian-born artist Marco Sassone, were stolen from a unit she rents at the Public Storage on South Rock Road.
The woman told police that her paintings are worth $2,000 each. A Bible was also taken from the locker, the woman said.
A lock at the woman’s unit was broken, said Wichita police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow. The woman reported that the items were stolen between 4:50 p.m. Sunday and 4 p.m. Monday.
Annie Cormier, an employee at the Marco Sassone Studio in Toronto, Ontario, said Tuesday in an e-mail that a Sassone painting can go for as much as $50,000 while certain prints or “silkscreens” are usually priced from $2,000 to $6,000 each.