Robbery-итальянски: instead of the original Bruegel thieves stole a copy of it
ARTinvestment.RU   15 марта 2019

Shortly before the robbery, the police switched the paintings "the Crucifixion" by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, and in the end ignorant of the robbers brought the Italian Church copy, but still caught on hidden camera

History in the spirit of the old Italian Comedy about a robbery occurred in the small town of Castelnuovo-Магра in the province of La Spezia. The work "Crucifixion" painted by Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564-1636) have abducted one of Santa-Мария-Маддалена. It was in 1979, and then it was returned, holding the crooks trying to sell her to a foreign buyer.

this time the police acted ahead of the curve. About the upcoming robbery they became aware about a month, and from local residents. According to the website of Citta della Spezia, a customer found two performers who have agreed to steal the work of Brueghel, but the rumor of this reached the inhabitants of Castelnuovo-Магра. They decided to prevent a robbery, and then with the help of the police, the thieves had placed the trap: the picture was replaced by a copy by installing hidden cameras. The Church understood that it's a fake Bruegel, but the noise is not raised to avoid disruption of the operation.

In the end, everything went like clockwork. Early on the morning of 13 March, two men drove up to the Church on white "Peugeot". One of them stayed by the car, while another went to Church, broke the protective box and took it (or rather, copy). Not without its oddities: the frame was too big, and one of the doors of the car had to be left open. Open the door managed to hurt some of the structural elements on the road. All the misadventures of thieves was recorded with hidden cameras so that they capture — a matter of time.

the Mayor of Castelnuovo-Магра thanked residents for their vigilance and cooperation. This helped to protect this work is invaluable for everyone who loves Castelnuovo. How not to recall in this situation, the recent theft of Kuindzhi from the Tretyakov gallery in front of dozens of witnesses...

Sources: cittadellaspezia.com, ansa.it, artdaily.com, artinvestment.ru



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