Rembrandt Painting Recovered

Remember this from 2000?

It was just five minutes before closing when three masked and heavily armed men walked into the museum, located in the centre of the Swedish capital, and snatched the precious works of art from the walls as numerous witnesses looked on.

The three robbers threw spikes onto the road to slow the police chase and set several parked cars on fire before jumping into a speedboat waiting for them at the waterfront museum and fleeing away into the darkness.

Investigators recovered the boat – a five metre fibreglass vessel with a single outboard motor – about two hours after robbery on the banks of the Maelar Lake in southern Stockholm, but the three men and the paintings had vanished.A stolen self-portrait by Dutch master Rembrandt has been recovered by Danish police. It had been missing since 2000.

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“We have recovered the painting during a planned action,” police spokesman Flemming Steen Munch said.

Danish police caught two Iraqis, a Gambian and a Swede while they were displaying the $40 million US painting to a potential buyer at a Copenhagen hotel on Thursday evening.

Rembrandt was a prolific painter of self-portraits, producing almost a hundred of them throughout his career.