Spanish police recover stolen art

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 09:56

Madrid: Spanish police say they have recovered artworks including pieces by Picasso, Colombian artist Fernando Botero and Spanish sculptor Eduardo Chillida that were stolen from a Madrid warehouse.

Specialized Crimes unit chief Dionisio Martin said Monday the art was found in a stolen truck in an industrial area on Madrid`s southern outskirts.

The pieces, recovered Saturday, had a total value of some (EURO)5 million ($6.5 million), Martin said.

He said 35 pieces were stolen and one remains missing. No arrests have been made so far.

Martin said the thieves had tried to sell one of Chillida`s metal sculptures to a scrap dealer.

The works were stolen on Nov. 27 by thieves who broke into the warehouse and stole a vehicle containing them.

Bureau Report



First Published: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 09:56

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