* Lefty O’Doul’s Restaurant Claims to Have Photo of Alleged Picasso Theft Suspect

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A well-known San Francisco restaurant might have surveillance video of a thief who walked into a Union Square art gallery on Tuesday morning and walked out with a Picasso drawing worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Lefty O’Doul’s restaurant is just a few doors down from the Weinstein Gallery, located at 383 Geary St., where the thief took a 1965 pencil-on-paper drawing titled “Tete de Femme” at about 11:40 a.m. Tuesday then got into a waiting taxicab, according to the gallery and police. It was unclear whether the man targeted the drawing or just took one randomly from the wall, San Francisco police Officer Esparza said Tuesday. “Tete de Femme” measures about 8 inches by 11 inches, according to the gallery.

Witnesses described the thief as a white man about 6 feet tall, between 32 and 35 years old, wearing a dark jacket, light shirt, dark pants, loafers with no socks, and large sunglasses, Esparza said. The Lefty O’Doul’s surveillance stills show a man in a grayish jacket and light pants carrying a framed painting under his left arm. Restaurant management will show the video to police and the news media late this morning at Lefty O’Douls, located at 333 Geary St.

Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the name of this man or have any information that can help solve this crime.

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