Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum
"The thieves took Van Gogh’s Parsonage Garden at Neunen in Spring after smashing through the front glass door
of the Singer Laren museum, in Laren, at around 3.15am on Sunday
morning. No other art is believed to be missing
"The burglar alarm had been triggered
by the break-in but the thieves had fled
by the time police officers arrived."
"During a press conference broadcast on Youtube, the museum’s director, Jan Rudolph de Lorm, said he was “incredibly pissed off”
by the loss of the painting, which had been on loan
from the Groninger Museum."
"museum’s security measures had gone “entirely according to protocol”
According to the museum website created no later than 14 March,
"Singer Laren will be closed until 31 March due to the coronavirus outbreak."
The painting was stolen on 30 March
. Why planing for the last moment?
Vincent van Gogh
: 30 March
1853, Zundert, Netherlands