Robbers snatch paintings worth over $160 mn in Switzerland

February 17th, 2008 - 1:32 am ICT by admin  

Zurich, Feb 11 (DPA) Impressionist works worth an estimated 180 million Swiss francs ($163 million) were stolen from the celebrated Emil Buehrle collection in Zurich, Swiss police confirmed Monday.There were still visitors at the Emil Buehrle collection Sunday afternoon when three masked men burst in. One held staff and visitors at gunpoint on the ground while the other two removed the four paintings from the wall in a gallery on the ground floor. The alarm was triggered but they swiftly escaped in a white car, police told a press conference. A spokesman said such robberies normally took place at night.

They took works by Claude Monet (Champ de Coquelicots Pr

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