Tip Leads Police to Stolen Rembrandt

It was reportedly found in a local church
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2011 10:35 AM CDT
Tips Leads Police to Stolen Rembrandt
Los Angeles Sheriff lead detective Clarence Williams displays the recovered $250,000 quill pen Rembrandt drawing known as "The Judgment" at a news conference, Aug. 16, 2011, in Marina Del Rey, Calif.   (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

Authorities have recovered the Rembrandt drawing stolen Saturday from a California Ritz-Carlton, after getting a tip that it was in a local church, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Judgment, an 11-by-6 pen-and-ink artwork worth $250,000 or more, was being displayed on an easel and apparently wasn't fastened down, the AP notes. It disappeared as a curator was talking to someone who appeared interested in purchasing another piece, but investigators say it's still not clear whether that person was an accomplice of the thief. (More Rembrandt stories.)

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