Vandal Slashes $3 Million Painting

ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Aspen are searching for the man who walked into an art gallery and slashed a $3 million painting with a knife.

The crime was caught on surveillance camera at the Opera Gallery in Aspen around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

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(credit: Aspen Times)

The suspect is then seen running out of the gallery before employees could confront him. Police say he ran all the way through town, and was last seen on Cooper Avenue near City Market.

The Aspen Police Department is working to figure out the suspect’s motive for the vandalism. In a post on Facebook, they say they’d “like to have the chance to chat with him. You know, just to help us ‘understand.'”

Investigators want to hear from anyone who might have seen the man running through town. They’re also checking other businesses for more surveillance video.

If you recognize him, call Aspen Police at 970-920-5400.

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