Andy Warhol Prints Stolen In Poole

Police in Poole are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a burglary in the Whitecliff area.

The incident, in which offenders forced entry to a flat along Whitecliff Road and stole artwork and electrical items, is believed to have occurred on the evening of Thursday 5 January 2012.

The break-in was only recently reported to Dorset Police.

Detective Constable Martin Farrington, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said:

 "Eight Andy Warhol prints, valued at a total of around £2000-£3000, were stolen during the burglary.

"The prints depict a facial portrait of Marilyn Monroe and are each identical apart from being painted in different colours. They are 90cm x 90cm in size.

"I am appealing for anyone who has any information about this burglary to contact me as soon as possible.

"I would also like to speak with anyone who has been offered similar prints in suspicious circumstances, or for an unusually cheap price."

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 20:121. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.