Increase the awareness of the stolen item. It is the first step to take, where a person will need to alert the police authorities, who will then spread the world regarding the stolen art work and the missing individuals. For small cases, such as private stealing, the local police are likely to perform all the necessary duties, such as gathering information, seaingl the location etc. However, if the case has national significance i.e. art work stolen from a public place, Interpol – the International police organization- will get involved.
Vacate the area as quickly as possible in order to protect the crime scene. Make sure you avoid touching anything at the crime scene as police will gather the basic evidence from there such as fingerprints, foot prints etc. After the police have investigated thoroughly, then conduct your own research and find the items which have been stolen. As for public theft, the Interpol will run the stolen work on their online database to check whether it has been reported. With time, they can also check whether the stolen artwork has been recorded, despite the identity of the owner unknown.
In most cases, you will need to fill out a form, and report the specifics of your art work which will include name, picture, dimensions, and other relevant additional information. The process will take time so it is important that you provide all necessary details.
Obtain your copy of the report you have filed, and contact your insurance company. In the meanwhile, create as much awareness you can about the stolen item.