3:15 AM PDT, May 12, 2009
City spokesman Mark de Kok says three of the stolen paintings were river scenes by Jan van Goyen, a Rembrandt contemporary. The others were a 17th century painting by Pieter de Neyn and 19th-century pieces by Willem Roelofs and Adrianus van Everdingen.
De Kok said two more paintings were damaged at the museum in Ijsselstein when the thieves dropped them as they escaped. He said the burglary took place at 3 a.m. Monday when thieves broke through an emergency door with an iron bar.
Police are reviewing security cameras that may have captured the burglary.
It was the second art heist this month in the Netherlands.
Stolen paintings belonging to the ICN collection:
Jan van Goyen: A city with two towers on a river, 1634
Jan van Goyen: Walled city on a river, 1646
Jan van Goyen: The Pellkussenpoort the Vecht Utrecht, 1656
Pieter de Neyn: Farm on the Water, ca 1630
From the collection of the Centraal Museum Utrecht is stolen:
Willem Roelofs: Landscape with cows, c. 1885
Adrianus van Everdingen: meadows, c. 1880
Two paintings from the ICN collection are damaged:
Salomon Jacobsz.van Ruysdael: River View with passengers in a coach
Salomon Rombouts: River View of farmhouse