Dutch police arrest 2 suspects in museum art heist; stolen paintings still missing
Associated Press March 17, 2010
THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch police say they have arrested two men suspected of involvement in an art heist last year in which masked and armed men snatched two paintings, including one by Salvador Dali, from a museum.
The robbers stole “Adolescence,” a 1941 gouache by Dali and “La Musicienne,” an oil painting from 1929 by Polish-born art deco painter Tamara de Lempicka, on May 1 from the Scheringa Museum for Realism.
Police say the paintings have not been recovered.
The suspects, men aged 29 and 43, were arrested Wednesday morning in the southern city of Breda. Police released no further details.
The museum targeted in the heist closed down last year after the DSB bank owned by its patron, Dirk Scheringa, collapsed.