Coming soon after the theft of the Warhol works in Brentwood, and the armed robbery in Belgium, there has been another major theft in California. In Pebble Beach 13 works by Rembrandt (pictured here), Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock and others were stolen. These new works may be worth as much as $27 million. The works were stolen from Angelo Benjamin Amadio; who has since offered a $1-million reward for the return of the objects.
Why all these thefts? Is it a product of the economic downturn? Or are thieves hoping to gain some of these lucrative rewards?
Big art theft reported in Pebble Beach [Monterey County Herald, Sep. 28, 2009]