Norway: 2 arrested in connection with 2009 Munch art heist

COPENHAGEN – Two men have been arrested and jailed for four weeks in connection with the 2009 theft of a valuable work by Edvard Munch from an Oslo art dealer, Norwegian police said Wednesday. Police spokeswoman Unni Groendal said the men are suspected of handling stolen goods, not carrying out the theft itself. They were arrested Monday and Tuesday in Oslo, and jailed after a hearing Wednesday. The men were not identified but Norwegian media said they were well-known to police and have criminal records. The hand-colored Munch lithography “Historien,” or “History,” was recovered Monday, Groendal said, declining to elaborate.



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