Melbourne Police Investigators Seek Clues to Burglary and Theft of Highwaymen Paintings
By Space Coast Daily // September 14, 2019
a total of seven paintings were taken
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – During the month of August, two businesses in the city of Melbourne specializing in art and antiques were burglarized and several Highwaymen paintings were stolen.
According to the Melbourne Police Department, a total of seven paintings were taken from ReVamp Vintage Market, located at 700 W. Eau Gallie Boulevard, and Indian River Antique Mall, located at 1433 S. Babcock Street.
The “Highwaymen” were black painters who made a living selling their landscape paintings out of car trunks from the 1950s through the 1970s that focused on Florida’s diverse ecology, including vivid scenes depicting fiery red sunsets over aquamarine bays or the scraggy, Spanish moss-covered banyan trees stretching over the state’s backwater regions.
The Melbourne police investigators are seeking information from the public on where these paintings may be located and any other helpful information regarding these thefts.
If you have any information about these thefts, please call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS.
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