Armed robbers stole the Dutch master’s self-portrait, along with two paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, from Stockholm’s National Museum in 2000. All three paintings have been recovered.
The Stockholm District Court sentenced the men to prison terms ranging from one to two years. The three, and a fourth suspect who was acquitted, were arrested by Danish police after completing the sale of the Rembrandt to an undercover agent in a Copenhagen hotel room.
Two of the suspects were acquitted of involvement in the actual theft. Altogether, the people have been sentenced to prison in the case.
American FBI agents were also involved in the operation.