Five valuable works by L. S. Lowry worth more than £1.4m were stolen from an art dealer at knifepoint on Thursday 2nd May 2007.
Ivan Aird, who knew Lowry from childhood, was attacked and tied up at knifepoint at his LS Lowry in Cheshire. They threatened to kill his two year old daughter before making off with the valuable work.
The following were taken in the attack:-The Viaduct,
Tanker Entering the Tyne,
The Surgery (Pencil Sketch),
The Bridge at Ringley (Pencil Sketch),
The Street Market (Pencil Line Drawing)
In addition Lowry's palette and brushes were taken.
Police have released photographs of the stolen paintings and have produced an e-fit of one of the offenders (see top left), he is described as white, in his 30s, with a round face and wearing a fluorescent jacket. Another is described as mixed race and the third was wearing a balaclava. All three spoke with local accents.
Detective Chief Inspector Linda Reid, from Stockport CID, said: "This would appear to be a targeted attack by burglars who knew exactly what they were looking for."
If you have any information regarding the robbery, please call Stockport CID on 0161 856 2468 or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.