Suspect nabbed in Pac Heights art heist

A man who attempted to steal an estimated $300,000 in paintings from a home in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood has been arrested, a police spokesman said Monday.

Shortly before 5 p.m. on Sunday, a real estate agent at a home in the 3000 block of Washington Street, near Alta Plaza Park, reported a man who was apparently not authorized to be on the premises, according to San Francisco police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi.

The real estate agent told the suspect, later identified as 39-year-old Jeremiah Henry Kaylor, to leave the property, Manfredi said.

Kaylor left the home, apparently taking the paintings in a shipping crate via a moving truck, claiming that the items were “junk” that belonged to him, police said.

Officers took Kaylor into custody with the art.

Police said Kaylor’s last known residence was in Dragoon, Arizona.

The incident remains under investigation.