Locks were changed when two of the paintings that belonged to Benedictine University went missing
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2012 -- The last weekend of August was a shocker for Benedictine University in Springfield as the locks on the historic Brinkerhoff Home had to be changed after valuable artwork was stolen from the site.
According to sj-r.com, the house was already on the brink of being changed in terms of complete ownership as the university was looking to transform the first floor and use it for offices and design a meeting space in it. Before any of that could happen, the university-owned pieces of art were stolen ruthlessly by unidentified thieves.
Renovation for the office space had already begun and the current furnishing was known to be moved around in the process, but the university has termed that not to be the reason the paintings were stolen, as to the widely believed rumor of them just being simply misplaced.
Michael Bromber, chief executive officer of Benedictine at Springfield, has stated that the university has knowledge about the whereabouts of one of the paintings and termed it to be “easily retrievable”, while the second one is believed to have be sold and that legal action would be taken in that matter. Retrieving it will not be an easy process, but the university is not fully willing to take such steps in order to avoid a strange confontration.
“We know where one is, and it is easily retrievable,” he said. “The other one has been resold, and to get information on where it is, we’d have to take legal action that would result in a subpoena, and we don’t want to do that,” he said.
The Brinkerhoff Association was currently looking after the house, but now it is believed that the university is taking it back under its own authority, but has stated to leave the doors open to their relationship, which goes back to the 1970s.
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