Picasso Thief Connected With Other Thefts San Francisco Alleged Picasso Thief Connected with other Thefts

in San Francisco Mark Lugo, accused of stealing a Picasso from the Weinstein Gallery in San Francisco's Union Square, was reportedly connected with the theft of seven other paintings. By Kareem Johnson DNAinfo Reporter/Producer MANHATTAN ² The Flatiron District waiter accused of stealing 'Tete De Femme' from a San Francisco gallery is being charge with the theft of stealing more works of art. Mark Lugo, the New York Daily News reports, has been connected with stealing of seven paintings from the Carlyle Hotel in San Francisco. Hoboken police investigators found a second Picasso and six other works in his New Jersey home on Wednesday, the News reported. "The Picasso was hanging on his wall," Det. Sgt. Edwin Pantoja told the News."The others were displayed all over his apartment. He had a nice gallery going." New York investigators connected Lugo with the theft after obtaining video of the first theft from San Francisco Police, the report says. Lugo, 30, worked as a sommelier at the Flatiron District seafood eatery BLT Fish prior to his arrest in San Fransisco, DNAinfo previously reported. He was later found to be in possession of the Picasso painting "Tete de Femme (Head of a Woman)." Lugo's attorney Douglas Horngrad said he was aware of the new allegations and told the paper that his client would intended to plead not guilty. Lugo was scheduled for arraignment in San Francisco on Friday.

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