Thugs stole a Picasso lithograph and four paintings from a collector's home yesterday in Marseille, on the heels of the $123 million art heist from Paris' Museum of Modern Art. Judicial police said today that two men managed to get past two security gates yesterday at the home of the collector, then knocked on the door. They beat up the collector, in his sixties, and took the Picasso lithograph and four works by other artists.
Officials have not put a value on the heist. A Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani and two other masters' works were stolen Thursday from the Paris museum, whose security alarms were broken.