Po­lice re­lease video footage in Rot­ter­dam art heist

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

ROT­TER­DAM, Nether­lands — Po­lice hunt­ing for the thieves who broke into a Rot­ter­dam art gallery and snatched seven paint­ings worth mil­lions of dol­lars say they are re­leas­ing se­cu­rity cam­era footage of the heist in a bid to gather more tips. But don’t ex­pect to see the thieves’ faces. De­tec­tives said in a state­ment Fri­day “the per­pe­tra­tors are not rec­og­niz­able in the im­ages,” but they hope mem­bers of the pub­lic may rec­og­nize the bags they were car­ry­ing.

Three dark and grainy stills posted on a po­lice web­site show the thieves ap­par­ently walk­ing out of the gallery’s rear door.

Thieves broke into the Kun­sthal gallery in Rot­ter­dam in the early hours of Tues­day morn­ing and fled with paint­ings by artists in­clud­ing Pablo Pi­casso, Claude Monet and Henri Matisse.

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