Police Recover Stolen Picasso then Drop It

June 30 2021

Image of Police Recover Stolen Picasso then Drop It

Picture: Twitter

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

An amusing and alarming GIF (click here to see the clip on Twitter) has been doing the rounds on social media. It shows the Police in Greece accidentally dropping a Picasso which was recently recovered after being stolen from the country's National Gallery in 2012. Fortunately, the authorities also managed to recover a Piet Mondrian landscape from the same heist (right). A 49-year-old builder has been arrested in connection with the thefts.

What was the fate of the third work of art that was stolen? Best not to read this if you suffer from high blood pressure:

A third work in pen and ink by Italian artist Guglielmo Caccia, from the 16th Century, was also seized but police said the suspect told them it had been damaged and he had flushed it down the toilet.

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