Stolen Van Gogh paintings recovered

September 30 2016

Image of Stolen Van Gogh paintings recovered

Picture: BBC/Van Gogh Museum

Two paintings stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in 2002 have been recovered by police in Italy. The BBC reports:

Italian police have recovered two Van Gogh paintings stolen during a dramatic raid on an Amsterdam museum in 2002.

The works were recovered from the Naples mafia, they said.

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 among assets worth millions of euros seized from the Camorra group, Italian reports said.

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