- 23 Nov 17
A 58 year old man has been arrested in connection with the theft.
Hundreds of items belonging to The Beatles icon - including the diaries - have been found by police in Berlin, Germany.
The items were stolen from Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, in 2006. According to German media, Ono identified them from photos shown to her by third parties in New York.
A large portion of the items were seized after they were discovered at an auction house in Berlin. This provoked a police hunt for the remaining stolen goods.
According to authorities, a 58-year-old man has been arrested. Police are also on the hunt for a second suspect, who was once an employee of Yoko Ono.
Martin Steltner, a spokesman for the Berlin prosecutors office, said it was not clear when the recovered items could be returned to Lennon's estate.
The diaries are on display at Berlin police headquarters with two pairs of his iconic round spectacles, a recording of a Beatles concert on tape, sheet music, and a cigarette case.