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FBI Offers Reward in Missouri Theft of Warhol Prints

The FBI says seven of 10 Andy Warhol prints on permanent display were stolen on April 7

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    A gallery assistant poses in front of Andy Warhol's "Campbell's Soup" at Sotheby's auction house in London on March 15, 2013.

    Federal investigators looking into the theft of artwork — including Andy Warhol prints of Campbell soup cans — at a southwest Missouri museum hope a $25,000 reward stirs up leads.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports the FBI announced the reward Monday.

    The FBI says the break-in at the Springfield Art Museum took place early on April 7 and involved the theft of seven of 10 Andy Warhol prints on permanent display. The site's Warhol collection is valued at $500,000. 

    City spokeswoman Cora Scott says the museum is a city department funded through property taxes. She says all the works at the museum are covered by a fine arts insurance policy that has an annual premium of roughly $14,000.