History is unlikely. Wednesday night, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, near the Eiffel Tower, there is a masked and dressed in black form. Stands out the window, enter the museum, and under cover of darkness, removed from the walls of five valuable paintings. Before the guards noticed that something had happened, the figure disappears. The only thing that was on the walls of an empty frame.
This is one of the most audacious and most theft in modern history. Value of the five paintings stolen about 500 million euros.
The alarm system failed completely. Although the thief was captured on a recording from the camera industry, failed to activate any security system. The guards figured out that it was an intrusion, when the 6.50 am saw the broken window. It is not known for which the sum insured was stolen works of art, but it is said that if the museum saved „on insurance can now experience” unpleasant surprise ”
- The attack on the cultural achievements of mankind – comments Hot Paris city hall representative. The police are doing everything to find the clue and recover the stolen paintings. Look enough of it, because I do not know whether I succeed and do not know if I ever see them live.
The museum is located in the sixteenth arrondissement of Paris, one of the most popular tourist region of the French capital.
Theft was discovered by workers at about 6.50 am, before the opening of the museum. Museum surveillance cameras recorded the one person falling to the center of the window. Employees reported that thieves stłukli glass in the window and cut the padlock.
According to the Nouvel Observateur website stolen paintings are: „Le Pigeon aux petits pois (” Dove of peas „), Pablo Picasso,” La Pastorale „(” Pastoral Scene „), Henri Matisse,” L’Olivier pres de l ‚ Estaque „(Olive tree at Estaque), Georges Braque,” Nature morte aux chandeliers „(” Still Life with candlesticks „), and Fernand Léger, La femme a l’éventail” („Woman with a fan), Amedeo Modigliani’ego.
Similar robberies are often carried out on behalf of Police cordons surrounded the museum. - It’s an incredible steal, one of the largest in the history of art – said one of the persons involved in the investigation.
French police launched an investigation. Experts believe that because of the fame of stolen paintings and their authors, it will be difficult to sell this extremely valuable booty. In the past, similar robberies were often carried out on behalf of private collectors.
Thefts of works of masters happen quite often: in December of Marseille Cantini museum stolen painting by Edgar Degas, and in January, about 30 paintings, including Picasso, the estate in La Cadière d’Azur region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur in southeastern France.