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Art Theft

Images have been released showing the suspects believed to have stolen two iconic Māori paintings in Auckland over the weekend.

CCTV footage captured two men, believed to be between their 20s and 30s, wearing bandanas, black gloves and dark sweatshirts.

Both were wearing dark pants, one in shorts and the other in trousers or track pants with a white stripe down the site, and dark-coloured shoes with white soles.

Screen Shot 2017 04 05 at 12.47.20The two stolen 1884 Gottfried Lindauer oil paintings were valued at between $350,000 and $450,000 each and were due to be auctioned on Tuesday.

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