Armed Robbers Stole Two Valuable Paintings from Scheringa Museum
Armed robbers stole two paintings from a Dutch museum on Friday, one of them a piece by Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali, Dutch police said. The paintings’ value was not released but the museum say they are among the top works in its collection. Several masked robbers walked into the Scheringa Museum for Realist Art in Spanbroek, a village north of Amsterdam, at around midday on Friday and took two paintings from the wall, threatening museum staff with a gun, police said in a statement.
The paintings taken were a 1941 Dali piece entitled ‘Adolescence’ and Polish art deco painter Tamara de Lempicka’s ‘La Musicienne’, painted in 1929, which are both owned by the Dutch museum.The Dali painting was 45 by 30 centimeters (18 x 12 inches) and the De Lempicka was 116 by 73 centimeters (46 x 29 inches).
The robbers ran out with the paintings and drove off in a small black car, police said.Police have found the getaway car used by armed robbers who stole the works.