THE STOLEN PICTURE
Hoitß. December 14.
Perugia denies that he had an accomplice >n the ttoft of the canvas. He Etates that he desired to ensure the comfortable old age to ; iis parents. Large crowds of paople, including many notabilities, are flocking to the Uffizzi gallery to see the recovered picture. The only damage to it is a slight abrasion on the cheek and a scratch on the left shoulder of "Mona Lisa."
The police have discovered that Perugia was sentenoed to a day's imprisonment for theft, and to a week for carrying firearms. M. Bertiilon states that the man's thumb prints are identical with those found on the glass in the frame of the picture. Perugia's former companions state that before leaving P.iris, and shortly after the theft, Perugia oxpresssed a hope that he would return with a fortune. He afterwards sent postcards f rom London, where he had undoubtedly been seeking a buyer.
"L'Echo &i Paris" says that the police of Milan believe that Perugia acted at the instigatoa : of a band of international robbers. Tha man has shown signs of mental derange menfc.
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THE STOLEN PICTURE, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4357, 16 December 1913
THE STOLEN PICTURE Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4357, 16 December 1913
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