NYPD arrests man caught on video stealing sculpture on display at art gallery

A man caught on video walking out of a New York City art gallery with a valuable crystal sculpture has been arrested in the brazen theft.

“Thank you for your tips, a 61-year-old man has been arrested and charged with Grand Larceny,” the NYPD announced late Saturday.

The suspect was identified as Zoltan Genc, of the Bronx.

The sculpture, which resembles a shopping basket made of crystal resin adorned with gold chains, was on display at Galeries Bartoux, an art gallery on Central Park South in Manhattan.

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Artist Fred Allard created the piece as part of his shopping bag collection, and it was valued at $16,000, WCBS-TV reported.

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The NYPD released surveillance footage seeking to identify the thief who can be seen casually exiting the gallery with the sculpture in his hands.