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Picasso, Matisse, Monets
stolen from Dutch museum

Associated Press, by ToSterling

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Posted By:Calvinesq, 10/17/2012 10:43:55 AM

AMSTERDAM - Seven paintings by artists including Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet were stolen from a museum in Rotterdam in an early-hours heist, Dutch police said Tuesday. The theft at the Kunsthal museum is one of the largest in years in the Netherlands, and is a stunning blow for the private Triton Foundation collection, which was being exhibited publicly as a group for the first time. The collection was on display as part of celebrations surrounding Kunsthal's 20th anniversary. Police spokeswoman Willemieke Romijn said investigators were reviewing videotapes of the theft, which took place around 3 a.m. local time

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: civilservant, 10/17/2012 10:49:22 AM     (No. 8939887)

Almost all of the large art thefts are 'made to order'.....were I Interpol, I'd check Soros's basement.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/17/2012 1:16:20 PM     (No. 8940323)

I suppose we'll see them for sale on Pawn Stars. Hey Rick, snap them up, you can make a quick sale and cash in.../S

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 10/17/2012 1:22:22 PM     (No. 8940330)

Sure does seem to be easy to steal valuable paintings. How much were they insured for and how far in debt is Mr. Cordia.

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