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Cuban art thief suspect arrested in Greece

November 25, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police in Greece say a Cuban man has been arrested near Athens on suspicion of stealing 71 paintings and artwork from the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana.

Greek police said Wednesday the 36-year-old man was arrested following a notice from the international police organization, Interpol. They didn’t identify the suspect and provided no immediate information about the whereabouts of the artwork.

The man was staying in the town of Koropi, near Athens, with a 40-year-old Greek man who was also arrested, for illegal weapons possession.

The heist at the Havana museum was announced last year, and the stolen art included pieces by Cuban painter Leopoldo Romanach.

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