Stolen Art Alert

Volume 2, No. 7

September 1981

Thefts from Public Places
The Museum of the University of Pennsylvania closed some galleries to upgrade security after three thefts; Brookgreen Gardens at Murrells Inlet, South Carolina lost three statues; and a bronze medallion was stolen from the base of the Thorvaldsen Monument in Central Park, New York

An Attack on Ancient Tikal
Guatemalan rebels attacked the Mayan site of Tikal, killing two visitors, burning the museum laboratory and taking nine jades from the museum.

Lowie Museum Prosecutes Its Thief
Canadian John Hellson sentenced for removing around 200 objects from Lowie anthropology museum at the University of California, Berkeley.

International Art Smuggler Convicted
Alfred Aletto is convicted of smuggling a 16th-century Flemish tapestry, Tiberius Imperator, from Rome.