The FBI tweets a Valentine’s Day poem trying to find stolen art

The FBI didn’t have a Valentine this year, but the bureau’s Art Crime Team did whip out a poem and some word play for its weekly FindArtFriday hashtag.

“Happy ValentinesDay from the FBI! We don’t need chocolates or flowers, but we do need your help finding stolen artwork. If you see a masterpiece you recognize, submit a tip at,” the bureau tweeted.

“Roses are red; violets are blue. Help the FBI find a painting; here is a clue: Johan Laurents Jensen’s “Still Life of Roses in a Basket on a Table” is an oil painting that measures 15 1/2 inches by 18 inches”

The bureau had a thread full of stolen artworks, which obviously broke the hearts of the investigating agents.

And, of course the bureau was looking for a jewelry bedazzled card case on Valentine’s Day.

“Are you exchanging cards on ValentinesDay but have nowhere to put them? Neither do we. Help the FBI find a stolen Faberge card case made by Fedor Ruckert between 1895-1905. It is decorated with gold, silver, enamel, and ruby.”

Each Friday the FBI’s Art Crime Team writes pun-filled tweets about stolen art. Formed in 2004, the team consists of 20 special agents, each responsible for addressing art and cultural property crime cases in an assigned geographic region.