Brunswick police are investigating the theft of two pieces of art valued at more than $10,000, authorities said Wednesday night.

According to a news release posted on the department’s Facebook page, the theft of two paintings from a Brunswick business occurred between May 1 and May 13.

Police said the paintings are original Vern Broe pieces. Broe was a noted marine and still life painter. A painting of a lobster boat painting is valued at $7,500 and another of a sail boat is valued at $3,900.

Broe died in 2011 at the age of 81. He lived in Richmond at the time.

Anyone with information concerning the thefts is encouraged to contact Detective William Moir at 721-4321 or through his email at [email protected] Anonymous tips can be sent to [email protected]

This is one of the Vern Broe paintings stolen from a Brunswick business. The painting is valued at $7,500.


This Vern Broe painting, stolen from a business in Brunswick, is valued at $3,900.

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