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Stolen Masterpieces 'Crushed by Garbage Truck'

Paris cops reveal fruits of art heist probe

(Newser) - A Paris watchmaker says he threw out several priceless works of art before being arrested last year, the Telegraph reports. Revealing a 17-month investigation today, police say a Serb nicknamed "Spiderman" stole works by Picasso, Matisse, Braque, and others from a poorly guarded Paris museum in May 2010. An... More »

Thieves Snag 2nd Picasso in France

Lithograph lifted from private collector in Marseilles

(Newser) - 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... More »

Paris Heist Museum's Alarm Was On the Fritz

System 'partially malfunctioning' since March

(Newser) - So how does a lone thief manage to steal five masterpieces from a museum? It doesn't help when the alarm isn't working. The mayor of Paris says one of the systems at the Museum of Modern Art had been "partially malfunctioning" since March, reports ABC News of Australia . The... More »

Strikes Shut Paris Museums

Workers protesting job cuts

(Newser) - Strikes protesting job cuts have shut down the major museums of Paris as well as churches and monuments—just as tourists are beginning to head to the City of Light for the winter holidays. The action began with a 10-day strike at the Pompidou Center, followed by walkouts at the... More »

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