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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Collecting Art Will Prove Fatal Very Soon, Sinister Turn towards Art Theft !!

Five men carry out art burglary

Several oil paintings have been stolen from a house in Godstone, Surrey, by five balaclava-clad men.
One of the works on canvas, called Shooting Party, by George White, is valued at about £15,800, police said.

And another painting, Portrait of Lydia Harvey, by John Heins Senior, is thought to be worth about £14,000.

In an appeal for information on Thursday, officers said the break-in, at a property in Leigh Place Lane, happened between 30 and 31 May.

Art Hostage comments:

This is worrying as former armed robbers are now turning to High Value Art theft as an easier way to make a quick few thousand than holding up a cash security van or other armed thefts that attract the attention of Police Robbery Squads.

Museum's and private art collectors are in the firing line for many more armed robberies in the future and added to that, Amateur, Moronic thieves are also turning to art theft.

Unless there is a concerted effort to come up with a co-ordinated strategy, art theft will go on growing and the day of the first fatality during one of these raids will come sooner rather than later.

Stealing art has become a must for the Criminal Gangster C.V.

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