Seven famous paintings stolen from a Dutch museum by Romanian thieves were taken across the border into pillows and none of the custom officials had the curiosity to see what is under their seams.
Romanian TV station Antena 1 describes the transport efforts made by the suspects. They ripped the seam and stuffed the artworks inside. Because Romania is part of the European Union, the border controls are not that strict anymore, and in consequence the painting were smuggled into the country and later carried in a cheap bag throughout Bucharest.
These days, the robbers were shown the evidence that incriminates them and now a conclusive investigation report of the Romanian prosecutors is set to be submitted to the authorities in the Netherlands.
The following (7) paintings fell victim to the biggest art heists in history: Pablo Picasso’s ‘Tete d’Arlequin’, Claude Monet’s: ‘Charing Cross Bridge’ and ‘Waterloo Bridge’, Henri Matisse’s ‘La Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune’, Lucien Freud’s ‘Woman with Eyes Closed’, Paul Gauguin’s ‘Femme Devant une Fenetre Ouvertem dite La Fiancee’ and Meyer de Hann’s ‘Autoportrait’.