It was a small art heist turned into a big media event. The Rembrandt drawing valued at $250,000 stolen from a lobby exhibit at the Ritz-Carlton has been recovered according to NBC Los Angeles:
Rembrandt’s “The Judgment” was found in Encino Monday night after being stolen from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Marina del Rey. The drawing was found in a building at an Encino church, according to investigators.
Det. Clarence Williams, wearing white gloves, held the drawing during a Tuesday morning news conference at the sheriff’s department.
“It appears they took it off the easel,” said Williams. “They realized it’s going to be very hard to sell because of coverage of this incident.”
Rembrandt Lost, Then Found at Encino Church (NBC Los Angeles)