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04 Sep

Français : Bâtiment de 1912 du Musée des Beaux...

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On September 4, 1972, Art thieves robbed the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts of $3 million of paintings and art objects.  One of their loot included a $1 million Rembrandt!  It’s the largest art theft in Canadian history.

“They were discriminating thieves and had a fairly good idea of what they were looking for,” says museum spokesman Bill Bantey.

To hear a news bit on the story, follow Peter Mansbridge at CBC Digital Archives.  Here is a teaser:

• The three armed thieves used a ladder propped against a back wall of the museum to enter through the skylight which was only partially alarmed due to repairs.

• Some 20 more paintings were left after the thieves accidentally set off a door alarm while leaving the museum.

 

 

They Were Discriminating Thieves …

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12 responses to “They Were Discriminating Thieves …

  1. L. Marie

    September 5, 2013 at 8:21 am

    It’s comforting to know that art thieves have good taste.

     
  2. seeker

    September 4, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Inside job. Darn, CBC has audio only.

     
    • tkmorin

      September 5, 2013 at 9:00 am

      … I thought it a funny report … Hindsight … 🙂

       
      • seeker

        September 5, 2013 at 9:12 am

        it is funny that they robe it openly…

         
        • tkmorin

          September 5, 2013 at 9:14 am

          I liked the term “art napping” …

           
          • seeker

            September 5, 2013 at 9:21 am

            Of course, eyes wide shut…. 😛

             
      • seeker

        September 5, 2013 at 9:12 am

        I mean rob, morning, Tk.

         
        • tkmorin

          September 5, 2013 at 9:13 am

          LOL Fingers having difficulties this early, eh?! 🙂

           
          • seeker

            September 5, 2013 at 9:22 am

            arthritis…. darn it.

             
          • tkmorin

            September 5, 2013 at 9:40 am

            If Motrin doesn’t work, try coffee.

             
          • seeker

            September 5, 2013 at 9:44 am

            I am on my second coffee… thank you Tk,

             

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