Police find stolen Bruce Springsteen art in Asbury Park drug raid

     Items uncovered in a Feb. 17 Asbury Park raid. (Image courtesy of the Asbury Park Police Department)

    Items uncovered in a Feb. 17 Asbury Park raid. (Image courtesy of the Asbury Park Police Department)

    Police executing a drug raid have recovered stolen pop art depicting Bruce Springsteen.

    Officers found the metal cutout of Springsteen after searching a Prospect Avenue apartment in Asbury Park on Feb. 17.

    Police say they also found a .357 Magnum revolver, a .357 Ruger revolver, ammunition, crack cocaine, oxycodone, marijuana, drug packaging equipment, personal electronics, and $380 in cash.

    The tenant, Quaddeer Omar Fitzpatrick, 45, was arrested, charged, and released on a summons to appear in court at a later date. 

    He’s facing various drug possession and distribution charges, weapons possession, and receiving stolen property. 

    Officials say the “one-of-a-kind” 30-inch by 24-inch Springsteen portrait belongs to a local storeowner who specializes in repurposed home decor pieces. The green and white image cut into metal by a torch was stolen in November.

    Springsteen’s career began in the Jersey Shore city, where he frequently returns to perform.

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    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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