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$27 million worth of Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Pollock artworks stolen in Pebble Beach

September 29, 2009 | 11:31 am

First, thieves made off with millions worth of Andy Warhol paintings from a collector in Brentwood.

Now, there is word of another major art theft in California -- this one in Pebble Beach involving some legendary artists. The Monterey County Sheriff's Department is trying to figure out who took works by Jackson Pollock and others from the home of two collectors. Details from the Monterey County Herald:

Two Pebble Beach residents say thieves made off with $27 million of artwork Friday from their private collection — a fine-arts haul that included works by Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Jackson Pollock.

Angelo Benjamin Amadio said he and his housemate, Dr. Ralph Kennaugh, a Boston radiation oncologist, returned to their rented Sunridge Road home about 6:50 p.m. to find 13 pieces of art and other items stolen.

Amadio said Monday that they were offering a $1-million reward for the return of the artwork. They issued a prepared statement with the reward offer and a list of artists whose pieces they said were taken.

Monterey County Sheriff's office spokesman Cmdr. Mike Richards said: "We are investigating. Hopefully, we are going to get some information."