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181. Thieves Take Paintings
The thieves used a ladder, a flashlight, and
knife. And they were lucky. They broke into
famous museum. All they had to do was
break a window. They left half an hour
. They left with five paintings worth $200 million.
thieves cut the paintings out of their frames. “
knew what they were doing,” said a museum
. But how did they do it so easily?
was security? Where was the alarm? Where was
camera? One security guard was stationed in that
of the museum. He was asleep during the
. He was fired. The security alarm was broken.
museum was waiting for a replacement part. The
wore ski masks. The police are studying the
for clues to identify the two thieves. The
window had no steel bars because it was
a busy street, said the spokesman.