Final Rotterdam art heist suspect arrested in Manchester: report

The final suspect in the Rotterdam Kunsthal art theft has been arrested in Manchester, England, Nos television quotes Romanian media as saying.

Adrian Procop is alleged to be one of the two people who actually carried out the heist. Seven valuable paintings, including works by Picasso and Monet, were stolen in the raid on the Rotterdam gallery. None have been recovered.

Two of the other suspects were sentenced to six years and eight months in prison by a Bucharest court last month.

Guilty verdicts

The 29-year-old Radu Dogaru and 25-year-old Eugen D were found guilty of the theft and of membership of a criminal organisation.

Dogaru took part in the robbery in October last year. Eugen D was responsible for transporting the stolen paintings to Romania.

The case against three other defendants is continuing.

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