7 paintings stolen by Romanian gang from Rotterdam

A witness in the trial of the Romanians involved in Kunsthal art heist in Rotterdam, close to one of the thieves’ family, said in Court that investigators had promised, during the inquiry, to pay her if she would reveal where the paintings were hidden by the suspects, Romanian media reported. None of the paintings has been found yet, one year and a half after 7 valuable paintings were stolen in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The witness,   a woman, was a friend of Olga Dogaru, the ringleader’s mother who initially told prosecutors she had burned the painting to destroy evidence but later she retracted.
The witness said she couldn’t recall the name of the persons who offered her money, but she “believed” they were policemen or prosecutors.

Radu Dogaru and Eugen Darie, two of the Romanians involved in Kunsthal art heist in Rotterdam, have been sentenced to 6 years and 5 years and 4 months in prison, Mediafax news agency reported. Dogaru and Darie admitted they stolen 7 paintings, including Matisse, Picasso and Gauguin, from the Kunsthal museum, located in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

 

 

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