Thieves take pick of EUR2m African statues
12 September 2005, BARCELONA — Thieves were invited to steal a collection of 35 African statues worth EUR2 million from a private museum.
12 September 2005
BARCELONA — Thieves were invited to steal a collection of 35 African statues worth EUR2 million from a private museum.
Police have had little success in tracking the thieves who had to have an invitation to visit the private Folch Foundation, created by industrialist Alberto Folch-Ruisñol.
They thieves simply entered the main room and stole the statues and ignored any other part of the collection.
There are no security cameras or guards at the museum.
The majority of the stolen statues were from the Fang ethnic group, located in the Equatorial Guinea.
The art collection is not open to the public and visitors must make an appointment.
Stella Folch-Corachan, president of the foundation and daughter of the late founder, refused to comment on the theft.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news