Van raiders steal Picasso drawing


Van raiders have stolen a Picasso drawing in Spain

Hooded raiders have stolen a van containing some 20 pieces of art reportedly including a Picasso drawing.

Other works included pieces by Colombian artist Fernando Botero and Spanish sculptor Eduardo Chillida.

The van was taken from a warehouse near the town of Getafe on Madrid’s southern outskirts.

Police refused to say exactly what was stolen but the Spanish newspaper El Mundo and other media said it included a Picasso drawing, and paintings, engravings and sculptures from some of the other artists.

The daily ABC said the art was valued at least five million euro (£4.2 million).

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