The San Francisco Police Department made an arrest in the theft of a Picasso drawing. They also recovered the piece of artwork worth an estimated $200,000.
A 1965 Picasso piece was stolen from a San Franciscan thief.Police identified the suspect as Mark Lugo from Hoboken, New Jersey.
They said Lugo flew out to the Bay Area on Monday. He was arrested in Napa on Wednesday.
Investigators credited the Lefty O’Doul’s bar security camera as key to the break in the case. The camera at the bar caught a man walking by at the time of the caper. See the footage below.
Here’s how the theft took place: On Tuesday a man walked into the Weinstein Gallery on Geary Street and walked away with a 1965 Picasso drawing titled “Tete de Femme.”
Police said the thief then jumped into a cab and drove off.
But before he hailed the cab, he walked in front of Lefty O’Doul’s with the painting under his arm. The bar is just a couple doors down from the gallery.
SFPD lists the following charges:
•Possession of stolen property
•possession of controlled substance
•possession of narcotic controlled substance
Lugo’s bail has been set at $5 million.