Arrests over William Kentridge thefts

2011-02-14 11:32
Johannesburg - Two men have been arrested in connection with the theft of four William Kentridge artworks from the David Krut Projects art gallery in Parkwood, Gauteng police said on Monday.

"We arrested two middle-aged men on Friday in Pretoria. One of the suspects is an employee of the gallery," said spokesperson Sergeant Bongi Mdletshe.

The men were taken to the Sunnyside police station.

The artworks, which have not been recovered yet, were stolen on Saturday, February 5.

The theft was only noticed on the following Monday and the gallery's manager, Taryn Hackett, opened a case of theft at the Rosebank police station.

Mdletshe said the two men are due to appear before the Johannesburg Magistrate's court on Monday (today) facing charges of theft.

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