The Independent in London reports on the tip that led South African police to recover four of the five works stolen earlier this week in Pretoria:
An officer received a tip from an informer that led him to a private cemetery in Port Elizabeth, a city about 700 miles from Pretoria, said Brigadier Marinda Mills of the South African Police Service
There, under a bench near a memorial wall with plaques naming the dead, officers found four of the missing five pieces of art, she said.
Brig Mills said police had started to verify that the paintings found, all in good condition, were the originals.
“From a layman’s perspective, it appears to be the missing art,” she said.
No arrests have been made, but officers continue to investigate in the area in the hope that the other stolen painting may be nearby, Brig Mills said.