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Originally posted by Cardu
Yeh Norway lacks, one of the richest countries in the world and the easiest to robber .
Originally posted by Intelearthling
It's my guess, that in today's economic woes, Cash has become worthless. And who in there right mind would want to take paintings that can be so easily recognised? Must be going to display them in a basement somewhere, huh.
From: Munch head stolen
19 Nov 2004, 11:27
The head of a bust portraying Norwegian artist Edvard Munch located near his grave in Oslo had its head cut off and stolen, police said Thursday.
The theft came nearly three months after two of his masterpieces, "The Scream" and "Madonna", were stolen from the Oslo museum bearing his name.
So far, no trace has been found of the paintings stolen in the Aug. 22 armed robbery.
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
Any word on the painting or are they still M.I.A?
Originally posted by Hellmutt
The article I just posted above was published yesterday. They say there is still no trace...
Aftenposten: Munch robbery a diversion?
A shot of the NOKAS robbery in progress, captured by security cameras.
Police now apparently rounding up the final suspects in one of Norway's biggest robbery cases now believe their work may also lead to a breakthrough in the high-profile theft of two masterpieces by Edvard Munch.
The robbery, which was a ruthless and large-scale operation, resulted in the shooting death of police officer Arne Sigve Klungland, making it an exceptionally violent crime by Norwegian standards.
the robbery of Munch masterpieces "The Scream" and "Madonna" from the Munch Museum in Oslo on August 22 last year was part of an advance maneuver from the band behind the NOKAS heist. The goal would have been to tie up investigative resources by creating a spectacular art theft.