A security guard stands next to the sign of the Avant-gardes exhibit at Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, Wednesday Oct. 17, 2012. Police investigating a multimillion euro (dollar) art heist of seven painting belonging to the private Triton Foundation say they are following up several tips from the public, a day after thieves grabbed them from the walls of a Rotterdam gallery and vanished into the night. A spokeswoman for detectives on the case, Willemieke Romijn, said Wednesday they have some 15 tips from the public, following a late-night, nationally televised appeal for witnesses to the theft from the Kunsthal gallery of works by celebrated artists including Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Henri Matisse. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - Police hunting for the thieves who broke into a Rotterdam art gallery and snatched seven paintings worth millions of dollars say they are releasing security camera footage of the heist in a bid to gather more tips.
But don't expect to see the thieves' faces.
Detectives said in a statement Friday "the perpetrators are not recognizable in the images," but they hope members of the public may recognize the bags they were carrying.
Three dark and grainy stills posted on a police website show the thieves apparently walking out of the gallery's rear door.
Thieves broke into the Kunsthal gallery in Rotterdam in the early hours of Tuesday morning and fled with paintings by artists including Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Henri Matisse.