Art Heist: Picasso, Monet, Matisse Taken From Dutch Museum

Seven paintings were stolen from Rotterdam's Kunsthal museum.
3:00 | 10/16/12

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It was a major heists like something out of a Hollywood film several priceless paintings stolen from this museum in Rotterdam early Tuesday morning. The -- as one of the largest in years in the Netherlands. Dutch police say the thieves used the museum's back entrance and walked out with seven paintings including harlequin head by Picasso. Waterloo bridge by Claude Monet and girl in front of open window by Paul Gauguin. -- automated security system went off with the museum does not keep guard's on site. They're very. Long security system in this museum. And the -- -- was very great. So case -- a -- to steal many paintings. But what they did -- experts say is potentially worth hundreds of millions maybe more. The heist occurred while the private Triton foundation collection was on display as part of celebrations surrounding the -- -- museum's twentieth anniversary. The thieves have limited options experts say because the paintings are so valuable they can't be sold on the open market. That is led -- suggestions that the theft has been commissioned the museum never had its art stolen before may be because they can't -- that they've erected this story. But it's again it's impossible. Police are reviewing videotape of the theft but declined to give more details as the investigation gets under way. -- Bradley ABC news.

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