Sheriff’s Office seeks help in finding stolen paintings


Sheriff’s Office Detectives are asking for the public’s help regarding three paintings reported stolen from Hawk’s Cay Resort on Dec. 10.


The three paintings are each valued at $300 for a total of $900. They are marine abstract paintings signed by artist BJ Royster. Each painting is 10 inches by 8 inches in dimension and each was in a 16 inch by 14 inch white frame. They are titled “My Ocean,” “Pink & Blue Fish,” and “Pink Fish.”


The paintings were hanging in the wall of the lobby by hanging wire. It does not appear tools or force was used to remove them. Additionally, there did not appear to be any force used to enter the building.


It is believed the theft occurred during daylight hours.


Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Matthew O’Neill at 305-289-2430.


Anyone with information about any crimes should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 305-292-7000. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-471-8477. If a tip leads to an arrest in the case, the caller may be eligible for a cash reward. Tips may also be submitted online at or via a text message using the smartphone app called P3 Phone. Tips can also be submitted via social media such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the @CrimeStoppers305 hashtag.