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Is Zele a work of Michelangelo?

Friday morning is an early-morning burglary in St. Ludgeruskerk in Zele, belgium. The burglary is the painting “Holy Family” from the 16th century is stolen. It is not just a painting.

The artwork, painted on wood, would soon be investigated by an Italian specialist to verify it from the hand of Michelangelo or one of his students would be.

This would be the value of the work of 145 cm by 99 cm substantially increase.

The thief is the church entered through the vestry, as appears from a politiebericht distributed at the request of the public prosecutor of East-Flanders, department of Ghent. The cylinder of the outer door was broken down.

A witness could give a description of a suspicious person. It was going to be a young man of 17 to 20 years old. He wore dark clothing with a gray hood and had a dark backpack with him, which he in his hands. After this person’s movement saw, he is walking left.

The researchers are looking for witnesses of suspicious actions have seen in the vicinity of the Sint-Ludgeruskerk in Zele, belgium. All information about this theft, and the identity of the perpetrators is welcome to the officers via opsporingen@police.belgium.eu.

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