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How come paintings are rarely stolen from US museums? Cuz most of the nice paintings are in Europe?
No. Their security is sorely lacking.
Why would you steal an iconic painting. What could you do with it? Who would buy it? What are you going to do, disguise it as a different painting?
Why would you steal an iconic painting? Duh. Money. Someone on the criminal black market will pay money for one of those pieces. This reeks of an inside job, check your mueseum employees and the security company that installed the security measures.
Icreased security will inevitably lead to severe limitations on public access. The Dutch Museums are open to the world; this may have to change. A great loss.
cavell - the largest heist ever took place in 1990 in Boston. None of those works have ever been recovered. That'll probably be the case here as well. I mean, these burglars know exactly what they're doing. They have a plan to benefit from them somehow.
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