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5 Masterpieces Stolen In $123M Paris Museum Heist

AP) PARIS (AP) – A broken alarm system made it as easy as 1-2-3: A masked intruder clipped a padlock, smashed a window and stole a Picasso, a Matisse and three other masterpieces from a Paris museum Thursday – a $123 million haul that is one of the world’s biggest art heists.

Offloading the artwork may prove a tougher task, however, with Interpol and collectors worldwide now on high alert.

In what seemed like an art thief’s fantasy, the alarm system had been broken since March in parts of the Paris Museum of Modern Art, according to the city’s mayor, Bertrand Delanoe.

The museum, in a tony neighborhood across the Seine River from the Eiffel Tower, reopened in 2006 after spending $18 million (ýýý15 million) and two years upgrading its security system. Spare parts had been ordered to fix the alarm but had not yet arrived, the mayor said in a statement.

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$1 MILLION ROBBERY. 6 wounded in shootout at Malaysia’s airport

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Robbers shot and wounded six people before escaping with about $1 million in cash at Malaysia’s main international airport Wednesday, police and news reports said.

A group of between four and six robbers opened fire at two currency exchange workers and two security guards accompanying them as they carried a bag of cash outside the departure hall of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, according to the Bernama news agency.

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Trucker busted with 260 stolen undies

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All the Stolen Undies

SAGA (Kyodo) Kenichi Ikeda of the city of Nagasaki has carried around three bags and a secret he could not tell his family at home — inside the bags were hundreds of women’s undergarments that he had stolen over 10 years, police said.

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Rolex – A Sign

A sign of the old times… and perhaps more new heists to come. With the advent of mobile phones especially the smart ones, do people wear watches anymore?

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Rolex - Sign of the Old Times

Man Faces Trial for Kobe Heist

Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 Man faces H.K. trial for Kobe heist HONG KONG (Kyodo) A Hong Kong man charged with trafficking stolen watches was in Japan when a theft was reported at a department store in Kobe last year, a Hong Kong court was told Thursday. Lee Kui-man, 46, appeared in the Kwun Tong Magistrates’ Court on charges of “handling stolen goods.” He was arrested last month at a border checkpoint on his way to mainland China with nine stolen watches, eight of which bear serial numbers that linked them to a Daimaru department store in Kobe.

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Biggest Bank Heist in Pakistan

Robbers have stolen at least $3.7m from a bank in Karachi, in what is being called Pakistan’s biggest bank heist.

A Walk on By Bank Heist

The robbery took place at the main branch of Allied Bank, one of Pakistan’s largest banks, less than 100 metres from city police headquarters.

Police say the gang was led by one of the bank’s guards. The robbers broke into the main vault and stole foreign currency worth 311m rupees ($3.7m).

Police have launched an investigation, but have so far made no arrests.

A police officer outside a Bank in Pakistan

By Syed Shoaib Hasan
BBC News, Islamabad

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