To some thieves this nationwide restrictions because of coronavirus is ideal for business. In this case we are not talking about any thieves but real professionals who managed to steal Vincent van Gogh’s 1884 painting “Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring” from the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands.
The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam says Van Gogh’s masterpiece was stolen in the early hours of Monday. The museum is currently closed as part of restrictions to slow the spread
of the coronavirus pandemic.
Police said the thieves had forced the building’s glass front doors open at around 3.15 a.m.
“I am shocked and absolutely livid that this has happened,” Jan Rudolph de Lorm, director of the Singer Laren Museum, said in a video statement posted on YouTube.
Local media put the value of the painting at between €1 million and €6 million ($1.1 million to $6.6 million).