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Thieves who tried to steal $3m painting made off with a fake

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by circles, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    "The real masterpiece, donated to the church at the beginning of the 20th century, was taken down and kept safe in storage, and a copy hung in its place. Police installed surveillance cameras to monitor the church.

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    The town's mayor, Daniele Montebello, who police had informed about the operation, played along with the deception after the robbery, telling the Italian news agency ANSA: "It is a work of inestimable value, a hard blow for our community."

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    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

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    They should have gone all the way with the ‘priceless artwork stolen’ and waited for a year or two. Then announce the deception and wait for the underworld to erupt when it got sold on.
     
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