May 20, 2010: In a bold overnight heist, thieves — or possibly one thief — stole five paintings from the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris. The alarm system had been disarmed and three guards on duty say they saw nothing. A surveillance video shows one masked burglar, and staff found a cut padlock and a broken window this morning.
The paintings are valued between 100 million and 500 million euros.
Above, “La Pastorale” by Henri Matisse
“Le pigeon aux petits-pois” (The Pigeon with the Peas) by Pablo Picasso
“La femme a l’eventail” (Woman with a Fan) by Amedeo Modigliani
“L’olivier pres de l’Estaque” (Olive Tree near Estaque) by Georges Braque
“Nature-mort aux chandeliers” (Still Life with Chandeliers) by Fernand Leger
The exterior of the MusÃ©e d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Paris police remove frames from the museum as they investigate the heist.