'Beverly Hills Pawn' Star Reveals His Suspicion About Potentially Stolen Art

Federal investigation is underway after the reality star decided to get authorities involved in some artwork that came into his store.
2:27 | 01/24/15

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First the guy featured on "Beverly hills pawn" says he got a funny feeling about artwork brought into his shop. So he called the cops and turned into a federal investigation and this morning he's revealing what raised his suspicions. ABC's Neal Karlinsky is in our Los Angeles bureau with morning. Good morning, Neal. Reporter: Paula, Ryan, good morning. It sounds like something out of a movie. Millions of dollars in stolen art, the FBI on the case and at the center of it, a pawnshop that, of course, is also the subject of a reality show. If there's one thing movies like "The Thomas crown affair" have taught us about art heists is that selling stolen art can be as tricky as stealing it. This morning, the FBI says it's recovered these six stolen paintings by N.C. Wyeth worthed an estimated $12 million and allegedly pawned by 36-year-old Oscar Roberts and dean koreniti for a $100,000 loan in all of all places the middle of Beverly hills at this high-end pawnshop. Suspicious. Something looked not so clean. Reporter: This being Hollywood, of course, yossi Dina is no ordinary pawnshop owner. With what you see what I have to show you today. Reporter: He is the star of the REELZ network show, "Beverly hills pawn." This golden diamond necklace used to be worn by Elvis Presley. Reporter: Dina says the stolen paintings like every item in his shop were cataloged and reported to police. I took it on consignment from the people that reported to police and the FBI picked it up. It's under investigation. Reporter: Shortly after Dina reported his suspicions to police, federal court documents obtained by ABC news overnight reveal FBI officials arrested Roberts. ? an aspiring rapper and reality TV show producer. There's a lot of money to be made in stolen art. Reporter: Now facing charges of possessing stolen goods, Roberts says he believed the paintings were not stolen and that all along he had been trying to crack the case of the missing masterpieces at the direction of the FBI. The investigation is still ongoing. Remarkably, less than 10% of stolen art is ever recovered. No word on whether all this will end up in some future episode, by the way, of that reality show. Paula, Ryan. Neal, I think you're busy writing the screenplay for the movie right now out there in L.A. Neal, thank you very much for that report this morning.

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