A San Francisco man who allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of artworks from local galleries and stashed them inside his Tenderloin residential hotel room was sentenced to probation Wednesday. Read More
Terry Helbing, the 53-year-old art connoisseur accused of stealing dozens of works from around San Francisco, is expected to be sentenced to a one-year jail term after taking a plea deal on two counts of burglary and one count of receiving stolen property. Helbing was arrested in June at the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park. He is expected to be sentenced to one year in County Jail, probation, restitution and fees and fines. Read More
An alleged art crook whose residential hotel room in the Tenderloin reportedly resembled a storage room at the Louvre will face a jury two days after Christmas.Art connoisseur Terry Helbing, 53, allegedly nabbed dozens of artwork from various San Francisco galleries, studios and libraries and stuffed them like a pack rat in his room at the Cambridge residential hotel at 473 Ellis St., authorities said. Read More
An art connoisseur whose collection allegedly consisted of dozens of works pilfered from various San Francisco galleries and libraries will face a judge Friday on charges of grand theft.
Police arrested Terry Helbing, 53, at about 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture at the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park, according to police. A worker there had recognized Helbing from a burglary in April, in which about $15,000 worth of art was stolen. Read More