Suspect arrested for theft of a Van Gogh

The Dutch police announced the arrest of a 58-year-old man suspected of stealing a Vincent Van Gogh work and another by Frans Hals. Photo: AFP

A 58-year-old man ssuspicious of having stolen a work of Vincent van Gogh and another by Frans Hals In museums last year he was arrested on Tuesday, the Netherlands police announced.

The works, titled respectively “Rectory Garden in Nuenen in Spring” and “Two Laughing Young Men,” were not found, police said in a statement.

The suspect in the theft of the Van Gogh and Frans Hals hails from Baarn, central Netherlands, He was arrested Tuesday morning at his homeadded the police, calling this arrest an “important stage” in the investigation.

Van Gogh’s painting was stolen on March 30 2020 of the Singer Laren museum, located about 30 kms from Amsterdam, which was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The value of the work is estimated between 1.2 and 7.2 million dollars according to Arthur Brand, a Dutch art expert.

The master’s painting from the golden age of Dutch painting Frans Hals was robbed (for the third time) cinco meses más tarde en el museo Hofje van Mevrouw van Aerden de Leerdam.

This work has already been stolen in this same museum in 2011 and 1988 and recovered six months and three years later respectively.

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