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Rotterdam Art Heist: Interpol Says They'll Recover Paintings Stolen From Kunsthal Gallery

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This photo released by the police in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, shows the 1971 painting 'Harlequin Head' by Pablo Picasso. Romanian authorities have arrested three suspects in last year's multimillion euro (dollar) theft of paintings by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and others from a Netherlands art gallery, Dutch police said Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, but the stolen works have not been recovered. The seven pieces were swiped by thieves in October in a late night raid at the Kunst | AP

BUCHAREST, Romania -- The head of Interpol says he believes police will retrieve valuable paintings that were stolen from a museum in the Netherlands last year, including works by Picasso, Monet and Matisse.

Dutch detectives and a prosecutor are currently in Romania to investigate the possible involvement of three men_ arrested Monday in Romania_ in the Oct. 16 theft from Rotterdam's Kunsthal gallery of seven extremely valuable paintings.

Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said Thursday he is confident the works will be recovered.

Romanian police and Noble declined to provide more information citing the sensitivity of the case.

`'The people involved are probably watching " this press conference, Noble said.

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