Four paintings stolen at Nice's fine arts museum

6th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

NICE, France, Aug 5, 2007 (AFP) - A number of hooded and armed men held up staff at the fine arts museum in the French Riviera city of Nice on Sunday, grabbing four valuable paintings -- two Bruegels, a Sisley and a Monet -- according to a police source.

NICE, France, Aug 5, 2007 (AFP) - A number of hooded and armed men held up staff at the fine arts museum in the French Riviera city of Nice on Sunday, grabbing four valuable paintings -- two Bruegels, a Sisley and a Monet -- according to a police source.

An unknown number of thieves entered the neighborhood where the Beaux-Arts Jules Cheret museum is located in the centre of Nice.

In 1998, two works by impressionist painters Monet and Sisley were stolen from the museum, but were found one week later on a boat being repaired in a nearby port. The museum's conservator at the time was convicted for that heist and sentenced to jail.

AFP

Subject: French news

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