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Police seek 3 paintings stolen from University of Toronto

Police are asking for the public's help locating three valuable paintings stolen from various buildings at the University of Toronto earlier this year.

Paintings were cut from their frames and removed, police say

Police are asking for the public's help locating three valuable paintings stolen from various buildings at the University of Toronto earlier this year. 

A police news release says the following three paintings were stolen from different U of T buildings between Jan. 30 and Feb. 10:

  •  Credit River by Yee Bon.
  • Church of Santa Maria Della Salute by Francesco Guardi.
  • Morning at Peggy's Cove by William E. DeGarthe­.

Police say the paintings were cut and removed from their frames. 

A security camera image released by police shows two persons of interest: 

  • The first man is described as white, grey hair, 45 to 50 years old. He was seen wearing grey pants, grey three-quarter -length coat and snap-back hat. 
  • The second man is described as white, short black hair, 27 to 35 years old . He was wearing blue jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt.