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Police find priceless stolen van Gogh paintings

Posted at 6:25 AM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 09:19:04-04

Anti-Mafia police in Naples have recovered two Vincent van Gogh paintings that were stolen in 2002, investigators say.

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam says the paintings are still in relatively good condition. Those two paintings are the 1882 work "Seascape at Scheveningen" and a later piece, "Congregation leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen."

Police say these two works are priceless.

Investigators say they found the two paintings in a raid against a Naples-based Camorra crime clan. It is unclear whether the paintings were the reason for the raid, but prosecutors say they will share the rest of their findings in a later press confrence.

The Van Gogh Museum won't get to have those paintings back right away though - prosecutors are using them as evidence, so it could be a while before they're returned.