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.