Police investigate theft of painting

Police are investigating the theft of a painting in Halifax last month.

On January 31, 2022, a valuable painting was stolen from a parked vehicle in Halifax. A man was transporting items, including the painting, from Prescott Street to Inglis Street in his vehicle. He noticed that the painting was missing as he was unloading the vehicle at the Inglis Street location. The man went back and forth to his vehicle while loading and unloading items at both locations and it is not known from which location the painting was stolen.

The painting is titled “Starry Night” (Boy with Fox) and was painted in the late 1970s by Nova Scotian artist Joe Norris. It is enamel on stretched canvas and measures 24” x 30”.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident or video from the area to call 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or using the P3 Tips App