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22 enero 2013

Appeal following aggravated theft of art from house in Belgium

Belgian police are appealing for assistance to locate more than 50 items stolen during an aggravated theft at a private residence in Namur, Belgium during the night of 31 December 2012.

The thieves violently attacked the homeowner, leaving him with serious injuries, before escaping with the works of art including a valuable collection of 18th and 19th century snuffboxes and boxes, some decorated with precious gems, and others depicting royal personages. 

All items reported as stolen by the Belgian authorities have been inserted into INTERPOL’s Works of Art database, which is publicly accessible via a secure connection.

Anyone with information about the theft or whereabouts of the stolen items is asked to contact the INTERPOL National Central Bureau in Brussels (Ref. ART-22549) and the  INTERPOL General Secretariat (Ref. 2013/3336).