Thieves steal 10 paintings in swift raid on Brussels museum

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Thieves stole 10 paintings worth a total of 1.5 million euros ($1.96 million) in a swift nighttime burglary at a Brussels museum, prosecutors said on Wednesday. In the early hours of Tuesday, the thieves broke a window on the ground floor of the Van Buuren museum in the leafy Brussels suburb of Uccle and even though the alarm was triggered the thieves were gone before the police arrived. “The whole thing only lasted two minutes and three seconds,” said Isabelle Anspach, the curator of the museum. …

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