Priceless van Gogh painting stolen from museum during coronavirus lockdown

by Daniel Payne · Mar 30th, 2020 1:19 pm

A priceless painting by legendary post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh was stolen from an Amsterdam museum on Sunday night, a heist that authorities dubbed "daring," since it happened during a local coronavirus shutdown.

The painting, "Spring Garden," may be worth as much as six million euros. Thieves reportedly smashed the front door to gain access to the museum, which was shuttered due to the coronavirus restrictions. By the time police arrived, the thieves had made off with it.

Museum staff have reportedly been stripped to a skeleton crew during the coronavirus outbreak. The museum's director called the loss "a huge blow."


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