Tip Leads Police to Stolen Rembrandt

It was reportedly found in a local church
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2011 10:35 AM CDT
Los Angeles Sheriff lead detective Clarence Williams displays the recovered $250,000 quill pen Rembrandt drawing known as "The Judgment" at a news conference, Aug. 16, 2011, in Marina Del Rey, Calif.   (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
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(Newser) – Authorities have recovered the Rembrandt drawing stolen Saturday from a California Ritz-Carlton, after getting a tip that it was in a local church, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Judgment, an 11-by-6 pen-and-ink artwork worth $250,000 or more, was being displayed on an easel and apparently wasn't fastened down, the AP notes. It disappeared as a curator was talking to someone who appeared interested in purchasing another piece, but investigators say it's still not clear whether that person was an accomplice of the thief.

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