Biggest ever art robbery in Europe – paintings worth $163 million whisked off

If you cannot make it to the headlines for being famous for anything at all then try robbing! Yeah, that exactly the three robbers who stole four paintings by Cezanne, Degas, van Gogh and Monet worth $163.2 million from a Zurich museum did. And they are in news for the largest art robbery in Switzerland’s history and one of the biggest ever in Europe The robbers, who were still at large, stole the paintings Sunday from the E.G. Buehrle Collection, one of Europe’s finest private museums for Impressionist and post-Impressionist art, police said. Masked and wearing dark clothes, one of the men used a pistol to force museum personnel to the floor, the two others went into the exhibition hall and collected the four paintings. Lukas Gloor, the museum’s director, said the robbers stole four of the collection’s most important paintings

And if you have any clue of the robbers or if you find of these paintings then you can be rich by $90,000. That’s the prize money offered for information leading to the recovery of the paintings — Claude Monet’s “Poppy field at Vetheuil,” Edgar Degas’ “Ludovic Lepic and his Daughter,” Vincent van Gogh’s “Blooming Chestnut Branches,” and Paul Cezanne’s “Boy in the Red Waistcoat.” Switzerland boasts a large number of outstanding art collections, some of which have been hit by thefts and robberies over the years.