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Police hoped that the woman could help with the recovery of the seven paintings among others Gauguin, Monet and Picasso representing one million value. The Romanian is the girlfriend of D. Radu, who along with several co-defendants stuck in Romania.
Two months after the art theft, which took place in October last year, Natasha went to Romania. She visited there among others the mother of Radu D. That would in that period of her son have received 'that stuff' out of the house to take away. A call "The suspect was referring hence a bag with precious cloths. Mother Olga D. brought the bag along with Natasha to another address in the village, "says Iwema.
According Iwema has his client led police to the address where they had left the bag. Iwema want to give any details about that location. 'T. wanted to protect her friend and was not trying to make money. "the cloths On the evidence of T. Moreover, no new suspects are arrested.
So far, the artworks not found. There are rumors that they are burned, but there are different scenarios the round. Iwema does not exclude that there are negotiations about the location of the paintings in exchange for reduced sentences. According Iwema involves petty thieves "who happen easily running into an open door of the Kunsthal.
They would not have picked the canvases, the value or name but the works were especially easy fit in the suitcase. They all had about the same size. The lawyer states that the Public Prosecutor (OM) actually has no case against T. The woman, who worked in prostitution, would not have been aware of the plans of the group of men to steal the paintings. Iwema: "They did not see her as a full partner. She is held by the robbers deliberately outside the plan. "