The pen-and-ink drawing known as “The Judgment” by the 17th century Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn, vanished on Saturday night from the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey while the curator was “distracted” for about 15 minutes, said Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office.
“When he turned back, the pen-and-ink drawing was gone,” Whitmore said.
“We believe there was more than one person involved,” he added.
Sheriff’s officials were reviewing hotel surveillance tape on Sunday, he said.
“We believe this to be well planned and well executed,” Whitmore said, but he said investigators have some “strong leads.” – Reuters
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