Second arrest in art heist

Robert Regina charged in smash-and-grab at Odon Wagner Gallery

Police have made a second arrest in connection with a high-end art theft.

In the early morning hours of April 7, police say two men smashed the front window of Odon Wagner Gallery at 196 Davenport Rd. and stole three paintings worth a combined total of $73,000.

Thursday morning police arrested 48-year-old Robert Regina of Toronto and charged him with break and enter and mischief over $5,000. Police had previously arrested Aaron Sherman, 43, for the same crime.

The three paintings — Greg Harris’ “Wild Fields”, Weidong Wang’s “Still Life With Flowers” and Zhao Kaolin’s “Seated Lady With Fan” — still have yet to be recovered.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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By: Shawn Star
Posted: May 19 2011 3:03 pm
Filed in: NEWS
Edition: Toronto