Interpol alert after Picasso paintings stolen in Switzerland

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New Delhi, Feb 8 (UNI) Interpol today issued a global alert following theft of Picasso paintings, worth three million Euros, in Switzerland some days ago.

The international criminal police organisation headquartered at Lyon in France alerted its 186 member countries, including India, about the theft of several paintings from a cultural centre in Switzerland on February 6, Interpol said.

The stolen paintings included two by Pablo Picasso with an estimated value of 3 million Euros, it added.

The paintings 'Horse head,' an oil on canvas measuring 73 x 60 cm and 'Glass and Pitcher,' oil on canvas, measuring 27.2 x 35.2 cm were taken in the theft which happened after the centre had closed on Wednesday, Interpol said.

UNI AG MSJ RK1802

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