Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Rembrandt's 370-year-old piece stolen within minutes.

It was very quick," said gallery owner Tom Hilligoss.

In the preview room on fourth floor of the Westfield North Bridge mall near the main receptionist's desk hung Rembrandt's piece called "Adam and Eve." The etching with a estimated worth of $60,000 dollars was on consignment and was the oldest piece in the gallery. It took a ordinary looking couple less then 5 minutes to walk away with it.

The gallery has a security camera trained on its elevator, which leads to the street, but not on the back door that leads into the mall, where employees believe the couple escaped.

Famous quote: "We should have more cameras. I guess we'll have more now," Hilligoss said.