Art Theft News

  1. October 16, 2012
    • Picasso, Matisse Paintings and others worth millions were stolen from Netherlands Museum

      Seven works of art were stolen from a museum in Kunsthal Rotterdam in an early morning heist. Alarm was set off but security arrived on scene too late to see the theives.

  2. February 12, 2012
    • Two Valuable Artifacts Stolen From Montreal Museum

      In a brazen daytime theft, two irreplaceable antiquities were stolen from the Montreal Museum of Fine Art. While the suspect was captured on camera, security was not notified that a theft was occuring.

  3. October 10, 2011
    • Rene Magritte Artwork Stolen from Private Residence

      Two works of art by Rene Magritte were stolen from a residence in Bruges Belgium The two pieces valued at well over $20,000. Anyone with information is asked to contact INTERPOL.

  4. August 15, 2011
    • $250,000 Rembrandt Stolen at California Hotel Exhibit

      A Rembrandt drawing valued at $250,000 was stolen from an exhibit at the Ritz Carleton Hotel in Marina del Rey. Sometime during a 15 minute period when the curator was with another individual the thief snatched the 28 cm x 15 cm drawing.

  5. July 11, 2011
    • $400,000 in Paintings Stolen from a Toronto Art Gallery

      Eleven paintings were stolen from a Toronto art gallery including works by A.Y. Jackson, Frank Johnston, J.E.H. MacDonald, Frederick J. Varley and Alfred J. Casson, all of the Group of Seven. While a conventional alarm was tripped, it was too late by the time police responded; the thieves and the artwork were gone.

  6. June 6, 2011
    • Eva Remington diamong ring stolen

      A priceless 19th century Tiffany's 18 karat gold ring with a 1 carat diamond solitaire was stolen from a glass enclosure from the Remington Museum in Ogdensburg, New York. Employees say, the CCTV system did not cover that part of the museum.

  7. May 13, 2011
    • Gold and jewel art pieces stolen from Palace Museum in Beijing's Forbidden City

      A thief smashed and opened a display case and stole nine bejeweled purses worth $1.5 million. He apparently walked out undetected the next morning.

  8. May 12, 2011
    • Rare porcelain art theft in South Africa

      Over $50,000 US in rare and historic porcelain artifacts were stolen from the Academy of Art and Science in Johannesburg. By the time the security system was triggered, it was too late.

  9. May 20, 2010
    • Paris Museum of Modern Art Theft

      Five paintings were stolen totalling over $100 million in value. By the time the security guard realized something was amiss, the robber was long gone.


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