Police in Italy Find 2 Stolen Renoir and Rubens Paintings

Carabinieri art-squad police displayed the paintings for reporters in Monza, a city in the northern Lombardy regional of Italy.

  • Published 20 July 2018
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ROME (AP) — Police in northern Italy have recovered two paintings stolen in 2017, a Renoir and a Rubens. Carabinieri art-squad police displayed the paintings for reporters Friday in Monza, a city in the northern Lombardy regional of Italy. Investigators allege the works were stolen in Monza from a pair of art dealers by suspects posing as buyers. The investigators say the thieves had signed a phony contract pledging to pay 26 million euros (about…

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