Five masterpieces stolen in Paris

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Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 - 23:00

Masterpieces by Matisse, Picasso, Modigliani, Braque and Leger have been stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, according to the BBC. The five works, estimated to have a combined value of 500 million euros were taken overnight on Wednesday and were found to be missing this morning (20 May).

The works stolen are reported as being Le pigeon aux petits pois by Pablo Picasso, L'olivier pres de l'Estaque by Georges Braque, La pastorale by Henri Matisse, La femme a l'eventail by Amedeo Modigliani and Nature morte aux chandeliers by Fernand Leger. The museum is currently sealed off while police conduct their enquiries.