Dutch Police Arrest, Then Release, Belgian Men Following TEFAF Robbery – ARTnews.com


The Politie, the nationwide police pressure of the Netherlands, mentioned it had arrested two males who had allegedly been all for a theft at TEFAF Maastricht on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, each males had been launched from custody, and the 2 had been cleared of involvement within the theft, in keeping with the Related Press.

The 2 males, either one of whom are Belgian, are of their 20s. They had been arrested whilst using what the police known as a grey automotive with a Belgian registration quantity that were noticed close to the William-Alexandertunnel in Maastricht.

TEFAF is understood for its world-class—and regularly pricey—antiquities and Outdated Grasp art work. (The honest, whose Maastricht version closes nowadays, additionally mounts two New York occasions once a year.) However relatively than going for those items, the thieves had tried to thieve jewellery via smashing open a show case at one sales space.

The broker who introduced that jewellery to the honest, and what the thieves controlled to thieve, has now not been known via both the Politie or TEFAF itself.

In video posted to social media, some of the armed thieves just about hurls a vase full of vegetation as some other rams a stanchion right into a sales space. Following the theft, the honest used to be in brief evacuated. TEFAF up to now mentioned it “has powerful procedures within the match of a safety breach. Those had been exactly adopted, and all guests, exhibitors and team of workers had been safely evacuated.”

“Within the passion of analysis and investigation, not more knowledge can also be launched right now,” the Politie mentioned in a remark.