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16 June 2008

French police recover masterpieces stolen from museum in Nice

On 4 June 2008, French police recovered four valuable paintings stolen in an armed robbery from the Museum of Fine Arts in Nice on 5 August 2007. During the operation, eight suspects were arrested.

All the paintings were included in INTERPOL’s works of art database. The painting by Jan Bruegel the Elder entitled 'Allegory of Earth' featured on the INTERPOL poster of the 'Most wanted Works of Art', December 2007 edition.