So if anyone has any information... Also, it's odd that the Caravaggio got stolen way back in 1969, but the other crimes have all taken place in the past 5-10 years. Were people not stealing masterpieces back in the 1970s and 80s? Have all those pieces been found? Have thieves only very recently figured out how to take the really valuable stuff? Reading the individual reports, it seems like all you really need to do is walk into a museum with a mask and a gun and take what you want.
7,000-10,000 looted and stolen Iraqi artifacts, 2003 12 paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft, 1990 2 Renoirs and 1 Rembrandt stolen from Sweden's National Museum, 2000 (Recovered) Munch's The Scream and The Madonna from the Munch Museum in Oslo, 2004 Benevenuto Cellini Salt Cellar from Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum, 2003 Caravaggio's Nativity with San Lorenzo and San Francesco from Palermo, 1969 [pictured] Davidoff-Morini Stradivarius violin from a New York apartment, 1995 Two Van Gogh paintings from Amsterdam's Vincent Van Gogh Museum, 2002 Cezanne's View of Auvers-sur-Oise from Oxford's Ashmolean Museum, 1999 Da Vinci's Madonna of the Yarnwinder from Scotland's Drumlanrig Castle, 2003