Tags: 123-Million | Art | Stolen | Paris | Heist

$123 Million in Art Stolen in Paris Heist

Friday, 21 May 2010 07:28 AM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Paris officials are urging museum guards to be more vigilant but are not increasing security after a $123 million art heist at a museum with a broken alarm.

Christophe Girard, who is deputy mayor for culture, says "we will continue to survey our museums, mobilize our personnel" after the theft at the Paris Museum of Modern Art.

Speaking Friday on France-Info radio, he said, "We are not going to close off the works" or add extra security staff. He said security workers are "traumatized enough to feel obliged more than ever to monitor even better."

A masked intruder stole five paintings including a Picasso from the museum Thursday. Paris City Hall said the museum's alarm system had been partially broken since March 30.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved