Van Gogh paintings stolen from museum recovered from mafia safe near Pompeii



Italian police have recovered two Van Gogh paintings stolen during a dramatic raid on an Amsterdam museum in 2002, saying the works had been recovered from Naples mafia.
The Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam said the works were found during a “massive, continuing investigation” by Italian prosecutors and organised crime officials.
The paintings were taken when thieves used a ladder and sledgehammers to break into the museum.
They were eventually found wrapped in cloth in a safe in a house in the picturesque seaside town of Castellammare di Stabia, near Pompeii.
The works were among assets worth... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Lifestyle, Views: 40
Source: Scotsman
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