Valuable Picasso drawing stolen from San Francisco art gallery 

An original Picasso artwork worth hundreds of thousands of dollars was taken from a San Francisco art gallery this morning in a brazen daylight heist, S.F. police and the gallery confirmed.

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A man walked into the Weinstein Gallery at 383 Geary St. at about 11:40 a.m., plucked the drawing off the wall and left in a taxicab, police said.

A woman who answered the phone at the gallery, but declined to give her name, said it was an original pencil drawing by Pablo Picasso worth “in the couple hundred thousand dollar range.”

Police said witnesses described the suspect as a white man about 6 feet tall, between 32 and 35 years old. The suspect was said to be wearing a dark jacket, light shirt, dark pants, loafers with no socks, and large sunglasses.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact San Francisco police at (415) 575-4444, text a tip to TIP411 or call 911.

aburack@sfexaminer.com

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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