$1m reward offered for recovery of stolen Warhol paintings from LA home

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London, September 12 (ANI): An anonymous donor has offered a reward of 1 million dollars for information leading to a valuable collection of Andy Warhol paintings that were stolen from a house in Los Angeles.

The stolen artwork includes 10 famous pieces of renowned athletes, including those of boxer Muhammad Ali, footballer Pele, American football star OJ Simpson and tennis champion Chris Evert.

Detective Mark Sommer revealed the collection, commissioned by businessman and art collector Richard Weisman, had been hanging on the dining room walls in the house, reports Sky News.

A housekeeper informed the police after noticing the missing portraits, each measuring 40 inches square, on September 3.

Detective Sommer said: "This was a very clean crime. (The home) wasn't ransacked."

The robbers were said to be interested in the particular collection since several other Warhol paintings were left behind and nothing else was taken.

The cop added: "For some reason they had an interest in this collection." (ANI)

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