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Painting by Vincent van Gogh stolen from Dutch art museum that was closed because of COVID-19

Painting by Vincent van Gogh stolen from Dutch art museum that was closed because of COVID-19
Posted at 6:41 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 11:02:51-04

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Dutch museum that is currently closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus says a painting by Vincent van Gogh was stolen in a raid overnight.

The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam says “Spring Garden” by the Dutch master was stolen in the early hours of Monday.

Museum director Evert van Os said the institution that houses the collection of American couple William and Anna Singer is “angry, shocked, sad” at the theft of the painting.

The value of the work, which was on loan from the Groninger Museum in the northern Dutch city of Groningen, was not immediately known.

Police are investigating the theft.