Monet, Cezanne stolen from French dealer's home

18th March 2008, Comments 0 comments

Some 30 paintings by masters such as Monet, Cezanne, Corot and Sisley and a Rodin sculpture were stolen on Monday from the home of an antiques dealer

   PARIS, March 18, 2008  - Some 30 paintings by masters such as Monet,
Cezanne, Corot and Sisley and a Rodin sculpture were stolen on Monday from the home of an antiques dealer near Paris, police said.
   Five masked gunmen broke into the home in Le Pecq west of Paris in the
early hours on Monday, sequestered the art dealer and fled with the artworks,
said police.
   A judicial source said that if the authenticity of the artworks is
confirmed, the heist would be "priceless."
   The thieves' burnt and abandoned 4x4 vehicle was found in a nearby wooded
area on Monday.
   The antiques dealer was robbed once before, in 2004, but the paintings
stolen then were recovered.

AFP 

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