Police bust Fiumicino art thief gang

Cleaners, ground crew colluded to carry out art heists

(ANSA) - Rome, December 29 - Police said Tuesday they have busted a gang of art thieves operating at Rome's Fiumicino airport, recovering most of the loot.
    This includes two canvases by Italian contemporary artists Ugo Attardi and Renato Guttuso worth a total of 50,000 euros and belonging to a Rome gallery.
    Police said a ring made up of cleaning staff and ground crew colluded to heist valuable art from passengers while they were in transit.
    Investigators are trying to track down the rightful owners of the recovered art.


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