Gunman Snatches Paintings from Sweden National Museum

Published December 22nd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A man armed with a pistol grabbed several paintings on display at Sweden's National Museum here Friday and escaped from the building, possibly by boat, police said. 

Police combed central Stockholm by boat, on foot and in cars searching for the suspect but had no immediate detail on the number or the value of the works he stole, Stockholm Police spokesman Nels Martleng told AFP. 

"He disappeared," Martleng said. "We are trying to locate him." 

The National Museum houses some of the most prestigious collections of painting, sculpture and drawing in Sweden, including works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Goya, Renoir, Degas and Gauguin -- STOCKHOLM (AFP)  



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