Stolen Riopelle painting recovered

A painting by famed Quebec artist Jean-Paul Riopelle which had been stolen from a Toronto art gallery on April 1st, has been recovered in Montreal.

Investigators from the Sûreté du Québec and RCMP raided a home in Montreal Wednesday and recovered an untitled one metre square painting worth approximately $225,000.

No one was arrested, but police are trying to determine what role, if any,  the homeowner may have played in the theft.

Police say they have a photo of a suspect and the case remains active.

In February police recovered an antique bas-relief worth $1.2 million that had been stolen from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

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