The Associated Press reports that Serbian police have recovered a painting, likely the last one recovered from a 2008 robbery in Switzerland:
Police did not name the painting, but Serbian media said it is likely “The Boy in the Red Vest” stolen from E. G. Buhrle Collection in Zurich along with three other masterpieces by Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and Edgar Degas.
Monet’s “Poppy field at Vetheuil” and van Gogh’s “Blooming Chestnut Branches” were discovered undamaged in a car parked at a mental hospital in Zurich soon after the robbery. The heist was conducted by three armed and masked men who witnesses said spoke German with a Slavic accent.
Serbian police arrested three people overnight in connection with the robbery. They said police raids and the arrests in the capital of Belgrade and in the central city of Cacak were conducted in coordination with police from several European countries.
Serb police find painting believed stolen Cezanne (Associated Press)