Romanian investigators found an empty suitcase which were hidden in the masterpieces stolen from the museum in Rotterdam in 2012.
“An empty suitcase which seems to belong to one of the suspects, Radu Dogaru was discovered during a search in Romania,” said a police source, refusing to give further details. According to judicial sources quoted by the agency Mediafax, “it seems that the stolen paintings were hidden in Rotterdam at some point in this case,” found buried in the village of Carcaliu in eastern Romania.
Searches were conducted Tuesday at several addresses in the Tulcea County (east), which are from three of the suspects arrested in the Romanian case. Among the homes searched the face of a young woman arrested Monday in Rotterdam on suspicion of helping to hide the tables before their alleged transfer to Romania, according to Mediafax.
Romania, 19 years old, Natasa Timofei is the girlfriend Radu Dogaru, suspected of having co-organized theft and detained since January in Romania. Nearly five months after the flight, it remains unclear what happened tables, even if one of the suspects admitted having seen two in Romania, Gauguin and Matisse, in an attempt to sell.
It was rumored that some time tables were brûlés.Sept paintings, including works by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and Gauguin, had been stolen from the museum in mid-October Kunsthal Rotterdam. It was one of the flights of the most spectacular paintings in the world over the last ten years. The experts assessed at the time the spoils between 100 and 200 million euros.