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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005, 04:18 PM
Thieves steal fake Munch artworks

Looks like they got it wrong this time:rolleyes:


Thieves steal fake Munch artworks
Masked thieves in Norway have stolen what they thought were three Edvard Munch paintings - but they turned out to be worthless copies.
Two unarmed men burst into Oslo's Hotel Continental, threatened staff and removed three pictures from the walls.

But the hotel had swapped the originals with duplicates after two real Munch works were stolen from the Munch Museum in the city almost a year ago.

"It's a real fiasco for the thieves," hotel manager Siv Lunde Kolrud said.

The hotel's art collection includes 12 Munch originals, which were "in a very safe place", Ms Lunde Kolrud said.

These are amateurs - they made a fool out of themselves
Vidar Hjulstad
Oslo police
The pictures stolen on Wednesday were actually photographs of The Vampire, Self-Portrait and Melancholy, she said, adding that the frames were the only things of value.

The men who raided the Munch Museum last August are not suspected of carrying out this theft, police spokesman Vidar Hjulstad said.

"They are not like the thieves from the real Munch Museum, these are amateurs," he said. "They made a fool out of themselves."

An abandoned getaway car was found about a kilometre (0.6 miles) away.

After the theft last August, security was stepped up and five arrests have been made.

But The Scream and Madonna have not been found and the Munch Museum remained closed until last month.

In March, three lesser Munch works were taken from another hotel but were recovered the following day.

Story from BBC NEWS:

Published: 2005/08/03 12:06:01 GMT


Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005, 06:06 PM


Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005, 06:13 PM
L337 is a perversion of language, no better than the negro vernacular of english, or the raped "finnish" spoken by negroes and ragheads, no better than the gangsta-lingo; it is a seed of destruction and decay. English may be a plague upon the traditions of the world, but to use it in a civilized manner still shows that we are better than the whiggers, the pan-aryan scum, the mindless masses who can only respond to debate with foul language and childish insults.

Let us do our best to rise above the animals.:viking4:

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005, 06:41 PM

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005, 07:24 PM
Hvat görir poliset nú til at fanga de andra sem stjĺlete förr eitt ár síđan?

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005, 09:01 PM
Haha, Norsk-Islandsk. :D

Thursday, August 4th, 2005, 03:07 PM
Haha, Norsk-Islandsk. :D

Obviously a failed attempt since I got no replies except from an other Icelander. :D

Annars, Náttfari, gætum við vel ráðið úr þessu ef við værum Austmenn með sömu háu málfræðigáfur og við höfum ;D

Thursday, August 4th, 2005, 08:20 PM
Auđvitađ, auđvitađ. :D

Thursday, August 4th, 2005, 08:23 PM
Hvat görir poliset nú til at fanga de andra sem stjĺlete förr eitt ár síđan?

Well, I don't know. They still look for it, I guess.

Friday, August 12th, 2005, 03:22 PM
Hvat görir poliset nú til at fanga de andra sem stjĺlete förr eitt ár síđan?

Brilliant norwegian ;)