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Salvador Dalí etching stolen from the gallery of San Francisco in "Snatch and Run": NPR



The Salvador Dalí etching of 1966 Burning Giraffe worth $ 20,000 was stolen from a gallery in San Francisco on Sunday.

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The Salvador Dalí etching of 1966 Burning Giraffe worth $ 20,000 was stolen from a gallery in San Francisco on Sunday.

Dennis Rae Fine Art

A thief entered a gallery in San Francisco on Sunday afternoon, fetching a rare Salvador Dalí from an easel in the front window, and walked out the door.

Rasjad Hopkins, deputy director of the Dennis Rae Fine Art Gallery, worked at the time. The door to the gallery was open and Hopkins had turned his back.

"Grab and run," says Hopkins NPR.

It only took a few minutes before it became clear that the etching was gone. For some reason, the work had not been sealed as usual with a tether.

Hopkins has never seen the thief, though surveillance shots from the hotel next door show a young man in a low-edged cap casually walking in one hand as he walks down Geary Street in Union Square. "I've never seen him in my life," Hopkins said.