Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thieves of Burned Paintings Chose Target due to Poor Security

According to Romanian Justice authorities, the three main suspects of the theft of seven famous paintings including works by Matisse, Monet, Picasso and Gauguin, chose their target because of poor security at the gallery. The exhibition gallery Kunsthal in Rotterdam had no security cameras. They first checked out the Natural History Museum, but concluded that with little money could be earned from stuffed birds. Then they realized that there would be a major painting exhibition close by. They checked the gallery carefully for security. As it has now become known, all of the paintings were burned by the mother of one of the suspects.

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