PD: $70K worth of art stolen from Phoenix man

PHOENIX -  

Authorities are asking for the public's help locating $70,000 worth of stolen art.

Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos said the burglary happened around 7 a.m. at artist Bassim Al-Skaker's home near 7th and Roosevelt streets.

Martos said Al-Shaker, is an international artist and political refugee from Iraq, who along with his artwork, has been featured by various national media outlets. 

Martos said Al-Shaker was a victim of physical abuse in Iraq because of his love for art. 

The Phoenix Police Department is asking anyone with information to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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