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Trailer containing works by Matisse, Chagall stolen from Chatsworth industrial park

Trailer containing works by Matisse, Chagall stolen from Chatsworth industrial park
Los Angeles police said this trailer carrying an estimated $250,000 in precious cargo, including artwork by Matisse, Chagall, Miro, Haring and Neiman, was stolen in Chatsworth. (Los Angeles Police Department)

The trailer looked like any other sitting in an industrial park in Chatsworth.

Except this one was carrying prized pieces of art that are now missing.

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Los Angeles police art investigators said the trailer and roughly $250,000 in precious cargo, including art works by Matisse, Chagall, Miro, Haring and Neiman, were stolen.

The 24-foot-long, rectangular 2005 Haulmark trailer disappeared Nov. 20 from an industrial park near Nordhoff Street and Alabama Avenue, police said.

Police are still gathering an inventory of the stolen cargo, which includes antiques, collector's glass, paintings, sculptures and prints, said LAPD art theft Det. Donald Hrycyk.

Hrycyk provided few details on the trailer and how it came to hold such valuable art.

Hrycyk said he believes someone may have seen the trailer, moved it or knows where it is.

Anyone with information on the trailer and the art is asked to call the LAPD's Art Theft Detail at (213) 486-6940.

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