From the LA Sheriff’s Headquarters Newsroom:
Late Saturday evening, a representative of the Linearis Institute reported the theft of a piece of artwork by artist Rembrandt van Rijn, from an exhibit in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Admiralty Way in Marina del Rey.
The artwork known as “The Judgment,” was done in quill pen and ink, is about 10 inches by 6 inches, and is dated circa 1655. It is valued at approximately $250,000.
Detectives from the Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, are investigating the theft, which occurred during an art exhibit at the location. The theft occurred when a curator was distracted by another person between 10:20 and 10:35 p.m., August 13th.
“Our detectives are reviewing the hotel security video for information identifying those involved,” said Steve Whitmore, Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer. “The hotel has top quality security. We believe this was a well-thought out and well-planned theft,” he said.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Station investigators at 310-482-6000. If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website lacrimestoppers.org.