Art Heist! The Ritz-Carlton Robbed Of $250,000 Rembrandt In Marina Del Rey

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A pen-and-ink drawing by Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn estimated to be worth approximately $250,000 vanished from The Ritz-Carlton in Marina Del Rey on Saturday, said an LASD spokesman, according to LA Now.

"The Judgment" went missing between 10:20 p.m. and 10:35 p.m from a private art exhibit when a curator was "distracted by an apparent diversion" involving another person. The 11-by-6 inch piece belonging to the Linearis Institute was being exhibited in the hotel lobby. Detectives are reviewing surveillance footage.

Given the high security protocols at the hotel, officials believe the disappearance to be "a well-thought out and well-planned theft."