Art Crime This Week (07.14.17)

 

Find out what happened this week in art crime.

 

Stolen by a Russian spy, Dutch painting now returned to German museum (DW)

 

Antiques worth £400,000 stolen in burglaries ‘were sold on by dealer’ (Wales Online)

 

Buddha stolen ahead of ‘Dalai Lama’s visit’ (mmegi)

 

Palestinian antiquities thieves caught stealing pillars from ancient church (JNS)

 

Edmonton artist turns to public for help after carload of paintings stolen (Edmonton Journal)

 

SUV and $30,000 of art and supplies stolen from Spruce Grove neighbourhood (CBC)

 

Police appeal for stolen antique jewellery (Review)

 

Antiquities thieves nabbed with artifacts from Byzantine-era church (Times of Isreal)

 

Truro woman’s desperate appeal to get back statue of the “most diabolical dog ever to have lived” (Cornwall Live)

 

Chelsea art show gems thieves ‘had key for cabinets’ (Evening Standard)

 

US court rules family can sue for Nazi-looted art despite German compensation (i24)

 

Gems Worth $3.9 Million Stolen From Masterpiece Art Fair (ArtFix Daily)

 

Egyptian singer Hani Shaker sues Israeli police over ‘theft of Arab art’ (Arab News)

 

Plymouth Police recover stolen lobster sculpture and charge teenager (The Enterprise)

 

Investigator “100 percent sure” stolen art from legendary heist is in Ireland (CBS)

(photo via Pixabay)

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