Monday, June 14, 2010

Stolen Art Watch, Leonardo Da Vinci Madonna, DNA Used as Bait, Cezanne, Bulmer Paintings in Play !!!

Police reveal DNA clue in theft of £50m Leonardo da Vinci and second art break-in

POLICE probing a £50million Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece heist have a DNA clue to one of the suspects.

Police say it matches a sample recovered from a break-in bid at Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow two years earlier.

And there could be links to the theft of a £3million Cezanne from an Oxford art gallery at the millennium.

Police hope the breakthrough will lead them to the gang behind the theft of the Madonna Of The Yarnwinder from the Duke of Buccleuch's Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfriesshire in 2003.

A police source said: "This is a really positive development. We are working throughout Europe to try to identify the DNA profile.

"It is clear the gang involved are serious organised criminals and that they targeted both Kelvingrove and Drumlanrig.

"Undoubtedly they have been involved in other art thefts.

During the heist at Drumlanrig, one of the two robbers, who was carrying an axe, threatened to kill a tour guide.

The pair escaped with two other men in a car which was later found abandoned.

The brazen theft was ranked as one of the FBI's top 10 art crimes until the painting was recovered in a Glasgow lawyer's office in October 2007.

In April, five men walked free after being cleared of attempting to extort £4.25million from the Duke of Buccleuch.

And last month, the case against three men for conspiring to extort £5million for the return of the painting was dropped.

After the verdict in the first trial, police issued CCTV images of two men at Drumlanrig Castle a week before the raid.

Police are working with Interpol and Europol in a bid to crack the case

Art Hostage Comments:

First of all, Police have had the DNA from day one as Art Hostage reported years ago.

If Police could match the DNA they would have done so years ago and ask yourself why Police have waited until now to announce this so-called news.

Police already know the identity of the DNA match, they have known the identity for years, but it is not enough DNA to present in evidence, so don't kid yourself.

Mark Dalrymple and Dick Ellis are playing games, using Police as their gofers, to try and smoke out the Cezanne, Bulmer paintings etc.

This is from their mouths, Mark Dalrymple and Dick Ellis, as are the revelations contained in this Art Hostage post. Playing all sides against each-other is the preferred method of Mark Dalrymple and Dick Ellis.

This is all part of a PR campaign to try and counter the unlawful actions of Mark Dalrymple and Police during the recovery of the Da Vinci Madonna from lawyers in October 2007.

According to Mark Dalrymple and Dick Ellis, Police also want to get any kind of glimpse of the Cezanne, by way of an undercover Police officer from S.O.C.A. or someone foreign, with an accent, from Interpol, Europol to add credibility.

Second, the Cezanne from Oxford may be in play and Art Hostage has a warning from Mark Dalrymple and Dick Ellis to pass onto readers of Art Hostage.

"As soon as the Cezanne or any other stolen artwork sees the light of day, Police will swoop."

"Anyone purporting to represent the Ashmolean Museum Oxford, where the Cezanne was stolen from or be a rich collector wanting stolen art, could be, maybe, an undercover Police officer from S.O.C.A. Interpol or Europol."

"So, anyone getting themselves arrested in possession off the Cezanne etc, has only themselves to blame."

Art Hostage says: "Make no mistake, if there is a genuine desire to return any stolen art it must be done by way of a location given to Police anonymously, then Police go and collect it, thereby, no arrests at the scene of the recovery are possible."

However, if proof of life has been given, then once the stolen art is recovered, Police will try to make arrests post recovery.

Charlie Hill in Wales ????

Art Hostage pleads: "that all stolen art is given back by way of location reported to Police anonymously, who can then attend the given location and recover all stolen art and antiques, so they can be returned to their rightful owners intact."

More to follow..............


Anonymous said...

Dick Ellis is trying to sting the Irish guys who hold some Gardner art.

He is going to get them all arrested soon, so beware of the Dick Ellis false promises and undercover sting operation happening now in Ireland.
July 3rd 2012

Anonymous said...

Let me tell you the truth about Dick Ellis.
He has stood in a court of law and committed perdury on more than one occasion.
Nobody can lie better than Dick.
He has stolen money, He has stolen paintings.
He was very very lucky I never had a tape recorder on me when talking to him once otherwise he would have got three years for perdury.
How he has never been arrested is amazing.
How he sleeps at night I dont know.
Just had a thought ask Mr Dick Ellis to take a lie detector test, questions to be asked 'have you ever committed perdury in a court of law'.
Let the real Dick Ellis stand up.
You are a crook who has managed to get away with it for years.
You will not make any complaints about what I have written Dick because you know if you were to take the lie detector test you would be found out.