Bob Barrett, owner of Neighbourhood Arts Studio, at 20059 92 ave., arrived today (Thursday, Jan. 22) to find more than 20 paintings stolen.

Bob Barrett, owner of Neighbourhood Arts Studio, at 20059 92 ave., arrived today (Thursday, Jan. 22) to find more than 20 paintings stolen.

Dozens of paintings stolen from Langley art gallery

A thief made off with more than 20 paintings from the Neighbourhood Art Studio on 92 Ave. on Wednesday night.

Thousands of dollars worth of art was stolen from the Neighbourhood Arts Studio on Wednesday night.

“I arrived this morning to open up the studio and noticed the door had been pried open and 20 to 30 paintings were stolen,” said studio owner Bob Barrett.

Some of the paintings were large canvasses so Barrett believes a truck must have been used.

“What would thieves want with local art. I just don’t get it?” he said.

The paintings that were taken were Barrett’s own as well as others by local artists and former students.

“Some really beautiful pieces are gone,” he said on Thursday morning while Langley RCMP were in the studio collecting evidence. “A lot of it is one-of-a kind stuff.”

The studio is at 20059 92 Avenue and offers classes as well as an art gallery and framing. Barrett is hopeful some of the paintings will return back to him somehow.

If you know anything about the whereabouts of these paintings or have information about the break-in, call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

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