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Moscow police began an investigation in connection with the theft of coats from the Tretyakov gallery, missing from the wardrobe on the same day, when he was kidnapped paintings of Arkhip Kuindzhi “AI-Petri. Crimea”, reports “Interfax”.
A criminal case under article 158 of the criminal code (“Theft”).
About the missing fur coats worth 250 thousand rubles to the police said 27 Jan 47-year-old visitor who passed the thing in the closet, but then she wasn’t there. After some time it became clear that the unknown stole a picture of Kuindzhi.
There has been speculation that the two crimes may be linked. The thief took advantage of the confusion caused by the message about the theft of a fur coat, removed the painting from the wall and made the Museum.
“Most likely, the coat stole to cause a stir and bustle. The security service did not know, for what it’s missing,” said the Museum guard, the newspaper “Moskovsky Komsomolets”.
29 January it was reported that investigators are looking for accomplices of the accused in the theft of paintings by Denis Chuprikova. He was arrested for two months. In court the man refused to admit his guilt in the theft of valuable paintings.
The native of Feodosiya Chuprikov stole the painting Arkhip Kuindzhi “AI-Petri. Crimea” in the eyes of the visitors of the Museum on January 27.
Police detained the suspect at his house in the village Zarechye (Moscow region). In the same village was found a picture.
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