Saanich Police are hoping to find the owner or artist of four pieces of artwork linked to a massive seizure of stolen art in April.
Officers recovered more than 1,000 pieces of art, worth millions of dollars, after executing search warrants in Saanich, Oak Bay and Langford.
Police were led to the stashes of stolen art after a local owner said they consigned four pieces to a local gallery which then stopped communicating with them.
Since then, an investigation has revealed that there were other victims from across the country, with 900 pieces already returned to their rightful owners in B.C., Ontario, Quebec, the Maritimes and Washington State.
Police said last month that there were still more than 200 unclaimed pieces they were trying to reunite with their respective owners.
On Wednesday, police released images of four of those pieces and are asking anyone who can identify their owners to contact [email protected]
ART FILE UPDATE – We are looking to identify the owner/artist of the following 4 pieces of artwork from our investigation back in April.
Please contact us via email [email protected] to provide any information on these pieces. pic.twitter.com/8x9E4dAGHI
— Saanich Police (@SaanichPolice) July 13, 2022
Charges in the case have yet to be sworn in court.
The seized artwork, which included original Emily Carr paintings, is believed to be the highest value seizure of property by Saanich Police in the last 30 years.