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A painting by Hollis artist Alene Sirott-Cope was stolen over the weekend from the Hollis Social Library, where it was to debut Sunday as part of an exhibit. (Courtesy)

Hollis police searching for art thief after heist at library

HOLLIS — An ocean-themed painting is missing from the Hollis Social Library, where it was to be part of an art exhibit debuting this past Sunday.

Police said artist Alene Sirott-Cope set up the art exhibit late Saturday. When she arrived at the library at 11 a.m. Sunday, she discovered the painting, displayed in a wood 7-by-7-inch frame, was missing.

The painting is valued at $60.

Anyone with information regarding the theft is asked to call detectives at 603-465-7637.


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