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Theft of valuable painting - Balmain

Thursday, 06 July 2017 11:16:37 PM

**Editor’s note: An image of the painting has been placed on the NSWPF Facebook page**

Police are appealing for information after a valuable painting was stolen from a home in Balmain.

On Sunday (2 July 2017), the resident of a home on Beattie Street, Balmain, was in the process of moving out of the premises, when it is believed the painting was stolen from inside the home.

A set of stereo speakers were also stolen at the same time.

The painting, by Colin John McCahon, is called Comet (F13) and has an estimated value of $200,000.

It has approximate dimensions of 100cm x 75cm.

The theft was reported to police from Leichhardt Local Area Command who have commenced inquiries.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.