200-Year-Old Portrait of George Washington Stolen from Englewood Storage Unit

Englewood, Colorado – In a shocking turn of events, a 200-year-old portrait of George Washington, the nation’s first president, has been reported stolen from a storage unit in Englewood. The historical painting, often referred to as “Englewood’s National Treasure,” went missing from a unit located in the 3000 block of Santa Fe Drive during the night of January 10. Astonishingly, the family who owns the portrait only discovered its absence on January 22, prompting an immediate investigation by local authorities.

Englewood Police Department, in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has launched a full-scale pursuit to recover the stolen artwork. Crystal Essman, spokesperson for the Englewood Police Department, expressed the rarity of such incidents within the city. “It’s not often that we have historical artifacts or art pieces of this magnitude stolen,” Essman stated.

The portrait, measuring approximately 24 inches by 30 inches, has been in the possession of the family for the past 50 years. Created in the early 1800s, the painting holds immense historical significance. Due to its unique nature, it is challenging to estimate its monetary value. However, Essman emphasized that the family’s primary concern is the sentimental value attached to the artwork. “It’s a family heirloom, and they just want it back,” she added.

Englewood Police Department and the FBI are urging the public to come forward with any information that may aid in the recovery of the stolen portrait. Individuals with relevant details are encouraged to contact the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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