Eduardo Chillida's sculpture 'Topos IV'
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Spanish stolen art haul found after offer to scrapyard

Spanish police have recovered stolen art worth millions of euros after one of the thieves tried to sell a sculpture to a scrap dealer.

Thirty-five works by Pablo Picasso, Eduardo Chillida and others were stolen from a warehouse south of Madrid on 27 November.

Police were tipped off that Chillida's bench-like 'Topos IV', worth 800,000 euros (£675,000), had been offered to a scrapyard for 30 euros (£25).

Kathy Harcombe reports.

  • 21 Dec 2010
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