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Authorities have arrested two men and a woman in connection with a massive art heist that occurred at Paris’s Musée d’Art Moderne in May of last year, according to AFP (via ArtInfo).The woman was suspected of taking part in the theft and then men were suspected of handling stolen goods, AFP reported. While the trio has been in custody since mid-September, the five works of art-in-question have not been recovered.
The missing paintings are Picasso’s “Dove with Green Peas,” Matisse’s “Pastoral,” Braque’s “Olive Tree Near Estaque,” Modigliani’s “Woman with a Fan,” and Léger’s “Still Life with Chandeliers,” according to ArtInfo.
The Picasso work alone is reportedly worth around $33 million.
The thieves reportedly broke into the museum through a window, cut the paintings from their frames and rolled them up before escaping. The museum’s security system was not functioning at the time.
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