July 19, 2017 / 11:04 AM / 2 years ago

Spanish police recover 3 stolen Francis Bacon paintings

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police recovered three of five paintings by Irish-born artist Francis Bacon that were stolen from a Madrid home in 2015, they said on Wednesday.

The paintings were estimated to be worth more than 25 million euros ($29 million).

Three people were arrested in January in connection with the thefts after police raided homes in the Madrid region and seized arms, safe-cracking manuals and oxy-fuel cylinders used for cutting metal.

Police gave no more details on the recovered art works.

Reporting by Alba Asenjo; Writing by Paul Day; editing by John Stonestreet

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