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|German Police Seize Stolen Caravaggio, Make Arrests |
Picture provided by the German Federal Office of Criminal Investigation , BKA, in Berlin on Monday June 28, 2010 shows the painting 'The Taking of Christ, or The Kiss of Judas' by Italian painter Caravaggio (1571-1610) . Police say they have recovered the stolen Caravaggio painting and arrested four members of an international gang of art thieves in the German capital. Police said Monday the painting was recovered Friday after they arrested four men - three Ukrainians and a Russian - as they tried to sell it to an interested buyer in Berlin. The 16th-century painting - "The Taking of Christ, or the Kiss of Judas" - is worth several million euros (dollars) and was stolen from the Museum of Western and Eastern Art at the Ukrainian city of Odessa in July 2008. AP Photo/Federal Office of Criminal Investigation.
BERLIN (AP).- A Caravaggio painting stolen from a museum in Ukraine two years ago was recovered by police as four men tried to sell it in Berlin, official said Monday.
Police confiscated the 16th-century painting known as "The Taking of Christ," or "The Kiss of Judas" and arrested the three Ukrainians and a Russian on Friday, Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office said.
They are believed to be members of an international gang of art thieves, and 20 other suspected members of it were arrested in Ukraine, the police said.
The painting, worth several million euros (dollars), was stolen from the Museum of Western and Eastern Art in Odessa, Ukraine, in July 2008 by thieves who entered the museum at night and cut the painting out of its frame.
Anke Spriestersbach, a police spokeswoman, declined to release any information about the potential buyer, saying the investigation is still under way.
The arrests in Berlin were made in cooperation with Germany's special GSG 9 forces and Ukrainian police.
Caravaggio, a Baroque master from Italy, was known for his dramatic use of light, novel perspective and the use of ordinary people in religious and mythological scenes.
Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.
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