Category: True Crime

True Crime: Art Theft

True Crime: Art Theft

Who doesn’t love a good true crime special? An art thief was just caught in France after a 20-year long art spree. The 45- year old thief was caught with an “Aladdin’s Cave” of stolen goods. The unnamed man was incredibly meticulous with his collection. Police describe handwritten notes attached to many of the pieces with the date and location of the theft and often with an estimated value.“He stole purely for pleasure, for the buzz he got from the act, and he never sold the stuff he stole but rather piled it up in his home,” Captain Toulouse told Le Parisien newspaper. ‘Aladdin’s’ career as an art thief came to a close when he was spotted by the receptionist of an Avignon hotel where he had stolen two paintings a month earlier. He will go on trial in the coming months. In the meantime can we please figure out who pulled off the Isabella Stewart Gardner Heist? Inquiring minds would like to know… 

Image Courtesy of The French National Police. 

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