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Expensive artwork stolen from Hamptons socialite

Friday, February 18, 2011

An empty mansion in Southampton became a crime scene after burglars stole paintings worth more than a quarter of a million dollars.

Police say more than a dozen paintings vanished from the $12 million home of lawyer and socialite Joanne "Jo" Davis Hallingby.

She inherited it from her late husband, billionaire Paul Hallingby, Jr., who helped develop the Javits Center in Manhattan.

A reward up to $5,000 is being offered.

Anyone with information should call police.

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