Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Associated Press: "Greek police recover stolen Rubens painting"

The Associated Press has reported the slimmest of details that police in Athens have recovered a Rubens painting likely taken by three masked robbers from the Fine Arts Museum in Ghent in 2001. The painting may be "The Hunt for the Caledonian Wild Boar". Two people were arrested in association with this painting, but in a second raid six more were arrested and a mix of antiquities recovered. Officially, the police are not being specific.  It appears to be some kind of 'organized' crime network.

The painting was allegedly worth less than the second painting grabbed and lost during the heist, according to a 2001 article in the Independent ("Bungling art thieves let masterpiece slip").

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