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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 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 26, 2013
    West Seattle, Washington
    "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.


    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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  2. Wrighty

    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 7, 2013
    Harlow, Essex, UK
    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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