Agence France-PresseOctober 22, 2013 07:47
A Romanian man who has admitted stealing masterpieces by Gauguin, Monet and Picasso, wants to pin the blame on the Dutch museum for failing to protect the works, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Radu Dogaru is among six Romanians on trial for the spectacular three-minute heist from the Kunthal museum in Rotterdam in October 2012 which stunned the art world.
Despite their value, none of the paintings was equipped with an alarm, Dutch authorities have said.
"We can clearly speak of negligence with serious consequences", lawyer Catalin Dancu told journalists.