Art Thieves Pull Off Major Heist in Zurich
Posted on Feb 11, 2008
The private collection of famous artworks at Zurich’s E.G. Buehrle Collection was downsized over the weekend, and not at the proprietors’ behest. On Sunday, three disguised and armed robbers stole over $160 million worth of artwork by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cezanne and other masters from the Swiss museum.
AP via Breitbart.com:
Zurich police said the robbery took place Sunday. Also among the works stolen were oil paintings by Paul Cezanne and Edgar Degas.
Police called the heist a “spectacular art robbery,” but did not identify the museum, saying only that it is in the city’s eighth district.
The prosperous and peaceful outer district on the eastern shore of Lake Zurich is home to several notable art collections.
Van Gogh’s 1888 painting “The Sower” is among the Buehrle Collection’s lineup of famous artworks. It was not one of the paintings that were stolen.