PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say they’ve recovered two Picasso etchings stolen from a Palm Beach art gallery in May.
Police arrested 37-year-old Marcus Patmon at his Miami home on Friday. Authorities say he tried to sell Le Repas Frugel, valued at $395,000, to a California art dealer in July. But the dealer checked the Art Loss Registry and discovered that it had been reported stolen.
Authorities tracked Patmon to his home, where they found the other piece, the Jacqueline Lisant etching, valued at $145,000.
Patmon was charged with dealing in stolen property. He also had an outstanding warrant for driving with a suspended license. Authorities say charges of burglary and grand theft are pending. He was released on $10,500 bail.
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