Saturday, September 19, 2015

Two-thirds of stolen art cannot be identified

More than two-thirds of stolen art and antiques in the Netherlands can hardly be found.  Victims often do not own pictures or exact data of the stolen items.  They therefore cannot be registered in the National Police database of stolen art.  This was reported by Martin Finkelnberg, the head of the National Police team for art and antique theft, who manages the national database.  About 2,500 pictures are currently registered in the database, including pictures by Picasso, Vincent van Gogh and Frans Hals.

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