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Michelle
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posted 19 January 2004 09:04 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No, not the movie.

I just heard on CBC Radio that the Art Gallery of Ontario has had 1.5 million dollars worth of statues stolen.


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Mycroft_
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posted 19 January 2004 12:44 PM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't approve of art theft or anything but you have to admit the heist sounds kind of impressive especially considering it was in the middle of the day!

(amended to say: If I were a member of the Police Services Board and said the above to an officer I'm sure it would be enough to prompt a memo to Fantino!)

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Michelle
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posted 19 January 2004 12:51 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Mycroft, I was thinking the same thing, wondering how the heck they did it.

As for your crack about Fantino - hee hee hee. Tell me about it.


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paxamillion
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posted 19 January 2004 12:53 PM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I may be wrong, but weren't these rather small statues?
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Mycroft_
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posted 19 January 2004 12:55 PM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by paxamillion:
I may be wrong, but weren't these rather small statues?


Yes but they were in a locked case.

Ok, it's not as impressive as stealing the Mona Lisa but still!


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audra trower williams
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posted 19 January 2004 01:08 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
yeah. They did a lockdown and checked purses yesterday, I think. And sent all the patrons home early.
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HalfAnHourLater
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posted 19 January 2004 01:14 PM      Profile for HalfAnHourLater     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The globe articles claim that they were in a location without serveillance cameras. Supposedly some sketches of Newton were also stolen.
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Michelle
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posted 31 January 2004 09:13 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Stolen art recovered

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Five small ivory sculptures snatched from the Art Gallery of Ontario two weeks ago have been mysteriously returned, Toronto police said Saturday night.

The art, worth $1.5 million, was left at a legal firm downtown. But the lawyer who turned them over to police doesn't have to reveal details because of "client-solicitor privilege," said acting Supt. Don Campbell.

"We didn't ask any questions on how he received them and who dropped them off," Campbell said. Detectives are still looking for one or more suspects in the case, he added. No one at the law office will be charged.



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