Theft in the Palace of arts: Operation crystal

In the Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf you see on the Website: the twelve historical glasses on 8. February 2000 were stolen from the glass Museum Hentrich. U

Theft in the Palace of arts: Operation crystal

In the Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf you see on the Website: the twelve historical glasses on 8. February 2000 were stolen from the glass Museum Hentrich. Until a few days ago they had been the seven of cups, two cups, two vases and a jug disappeared without a trace, now could be ensured six of them. In the Piedmont, Alba, the Italian police have detained a German Couple, a 67-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman, in the attempt, the works of art, their insurance value amounts to EUR 700,000, to return and to blackmail for 200,000 euros. It had proposed a Meeting in a Hotel, which was the case. Instead of a negotiator of the Museum of the Carabinieri waited. Thus, the dpa news Agency reported it.

Andrew Rossmann

Freelance writer in the arts section.

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Who at the düsseldorf police-the investigation directs, asks, more to learn, it is told: Details may not be called, because it ran in connection investigation, also need documents to be translated; more detailed information would only be notified when the works of art back in the country that could be a couple of weeks. The reluctance is understandable, because the Research of the six still-missing works of art could be at risk. On the other hand, it is not surprising, because in the Italian media, the case has found, apparently, on the Basis of information provided by the police, an unusually loud Echo, so that the detailed and rich in detail, reporting how the script reads to a crime. Here are the the Italian press law, the detained persons referred to by name.

In flagrante delicto

Thus, the alleged blackmailer has been made under a false name at the beginning of the year, the Museum kunstpalast with accurate information about the objects to be credible, that they are not in his possession, and for the return of 200,000 euros demanded. arrested Condition had been that this Transfer of success in Germany, but in Italy. The police turned on the German Embassy in Rome, where it came to a Meeting with the "unit for the protection of the cultural heritage" of the Carabinieri, and it was decided to organize the hidden "operazione crystal", the exchange of stolen goods and money to prevent.

The Carabinieri, the convey the details, all the stops pulled, and the big machinery started, how it was inappropriate for a mafia boss or perpetrators of violence. Already prior to the agreed Meeting they had identified the Couple by mapping the phones and the conversations listened in on. In the small town of Gorzegno, where is the man for 2015 lived, they learned from neighbors that he was here with the nickname of "L'avvocato" because he plays as a legal expert, up – a claim that he was apparently not grown, but later had the Pair, probably because it was in debt, on a farm near Dego in Liguria drawn.

Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 09:20

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