"So with no alarm to worry about, a lone masked intruder entered the museum around 3:50 AM . . . The thief cut a padlock on a gate, then broke a sid window and climbed inside . . . The intruder later slipped back out, carrying the canvases and leaving behind empty frames. The whole thing took 15 minutes, a police official said." - ( Associated Press )
That takes some balls. The works that were stolen are very famous and are estimated to be worth around $123 million total. Interpol and collectors worldwide are on the look out for these works, in case they pop up for sale on the art black market.
The five paintings that were stolen. (Click images to enlarge)
Le Pigeon Aux Petits-Pois (The Pigeon with the Peas) - Pablo Picasso
La Pastorale (Pastoral) - Henri Matisse
La Femme a L'eventail (Woman with a Fan) - Amedeo Modigliani
L'olivier Pres de L'Estaque (Olive Trees Near Estaque) - Georges Braque
Nature Morte Aux Chandeliers (Still Life with Chandeliers) - Fernand Leger