New Yorkers return stolen church paintings to Bolivia

February 26, 2015 9:14 PM

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The discovery that two paintings held by a New York couple had been stolen from a Bolivian church in 2002 has ignited a search for 10 other colonial-era paintings that were taken in the theft, one the largest such crimes in the country's history.

The two paintings, "Escape to Egypt" and "Virgin of Candelaria," were found in the collection of Richard and Roberta Huber, who contacted Bolivian officials after learning from a New York museum that the two large works had been reported stolen.

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