Berlin Police Arrest Man Peddling John Lennon's Stolen Diaries
The diaries, along with Lennon's other personal effects, were stolen from Yoko Ono's home in New York in 2006.
Berlin police have arrested a man who they allege was trying to sell personal diaries of the late John Lennon. The diaries, along with other items belonging to Lennon's estate, were stolen from Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, in 2006.
On Monday, Berlin authorities announced they have a 58-year-old man in custody on charges of fraud and receiving stolen goods. A second suspect wanted in the case is currently in Turkey, the police said.
In an early morning raid, police arrested the man and seized the diaries and other effects belonging to the late Beatle. Police have not yet decided whether the diaries will be released to Ono or held as evidence for a future trial.
Thanks to the intensive investigation of our colleagues from the CID Unit responsible for combating art crime, items belonging to John #Lennon's estate were seized and one suspect was arrested due to fraud and receiving stolen goods. https://t.co/xMN18hkrqT— Polizei Berlin (@polizeiberlin) November 20, 2017