01/23/2013 08:53 am ET

Rotterdam Art Heist Suspects Arrested In Romania, But Questions Remain Unanswered

Three suspects were arrested in Romania on Tuesday for the massive art heist Kunsthal gallery last October, called "every museum director's worst nightmare" by -- you guessed it -- Kunsthal director Emily Ansenk.

The Rotterdam art heist made headlines last year due to the thieves' military precision, the lack of security guards on duty and the hefty loot worth between $66 million and $266 million. A grainy security tape, featured above, shows two men entering the building around 3 am and swiping the priceless paintings in a mere 90 seconds.

Three men were arrested for the crime in Bucharest when two of the stolen paintings were reportedly discovered in the home of a suspect; however, a Rotterdam police spokeswoman simply told the Guardian, "unfortunately we have not got back the paintings." Further details regarding the suspects have not yet been released.

The stolen paintings were Pablo Picasso's 1971 "Harlequin Head"; Claude Monet's 1901 "Waterloo Bridge, London" and "Charing Cross Bridge, London"; Henri Matisse's 1919 "Reading Girl in White and Yellow"; Paul Gauguin's 1898 "Girl in Front of Open Window"; Meyer de Haan's "Self-Portrait," around 1890, and Lucian Freud's 2002 work "Woman with Eyes Closed."

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