Artwork Worth Thousands Of Dollars Stolen From Three Rivers Art Festival Vendors

Artwork Worth Thousands Of Dollars Stolen From Three Rivers Art Festival Vendors


TO TALK ABOUT A WHOLE LOT OF SUNSHINE COMING UP IN MY FULL FORECAST. ALL RIGHT, SOUNDS GOOD. THANK YOU, RAY. POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR WHOEVER STOLE SEVERAL WORKS OF ART FROM VENDORS AT THE THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL OVER THE WEEKEND. SOME ARTISTS WERE CONSIDERING SLEEPING IN THEIR BOOTHS LAST NIGHT JUST TO TRY TO PROTECT THEIR WORK. BOB ALLEN HAS THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION AND WHAT THE FESTIVALS ORGANIZERS ARE SAYING. Reporter: THERE WERE NO SURPRISES WAITING FOR CHRIS JACKSON WHEN HIS BOOTH OPENED FOR BUSINESS IN POINTS STATE PARK THIS MORNING. SOMEONE STOLE FOUR OF HIS PAINTINGS EARLY SUNDAY WORTH MORE THAN $4,000. HE THINKS BEEFED UP SECURITY MADE A DIFFERENCE LAST NIGHT. IF ANYONE LOOKED BACK THERE THAT YOU SAW A LOT OF SECURITY PEOPLE WATCHING, AND REALLY KIND OF STEPPING UP. IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A LITTLE HOLE THE FIGHT BEFORE, BUT THAT’S BEEN STOPPED UP. Reporter: JACKSON IS ONE OF FOUR ARTISTS, TARGETED BY THIEVES OVER THE WEEKEND. THEY HAVE SINCE TAKEN ACTION. WE HAVE ADDED SECURITY AROUND THE ENTIRE FOOTPRINT OF THE FESTIVAL. WORRYING ABOUT THE BOOTH AFTER HEARING ABOUT THE THEFTS. AND OTHERS LIKE CAROL CLAY AND MAX CHAMBERS WILL HAVE THE BENEFITS OF THE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS. WE ARE IN A GREAT SPOT AND EVERYTHING ELSE AROUND AT NIGHT AND THE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS. Reporter: MEANWHILE PITTSBURGH NATIVE, FROM THE THEFT OF THE ORIGINAL PAINTING. SHE IS GETTING A LOT OF SUPPORT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. ONE OF THE BIG THINGS I HEARD FROM PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, THEY SAID THEY MAKE PITTSBURGH LOOK BAD. THEY MAKE THEM LOOK BAD AND

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