Armed Robbers Steal $160 Million Worth Of Art From Zurich Museum
ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) — Police in Switzerland are calling the heist of paintings by Cezanne, Degas, van Gogh and Monet worth more than $163 million a “spectacular art robbery.”
The works have been swiped in an armed robbery yesterday at Zurich’s E.G. Buehrle Collection. The private museum is one of Europe’s finest for Impressionist and post-Impressionist art.
Police say the famous painting “Boy in the Red Waistcoat” by Cezanne was among the four paintings stolen.
Three masked men who entered the building with pistols are still at large.