‘Spiderman burglar’ goes on hearing over Paris art theft

Vjeran Tomic arrives for his hearing in Paris, France. Photo: 30 Jan 2017Image copyright
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Vjeran Tomic faces 14 charges over a 2010 theft

A male dubbed a “Spiderman burglar” has left on hearing in Paris over a €100m (£85m; $107m) art burglary from a museum in a French capital.

Vjeran Tomic, 49, is indicted of hidden 5 paintings, including works by Picasso and Matisse, from a Modern Art Museum in May 2010.

The paintings were stolen after an antagonist cut by a padlocked embankment and pennyless a window to enter a museum.

Two purported accomplices are being attempted alongside Mr Tomic.

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Pastoral embellished by Henri Matisse in 1906

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According to French media reports, a museum’s alarm complement had been watchful for repairs when a cinema were stolen during a night raid.

The burglary was usually beheld a following morning, as confidence guards were checking a building before opening a doors to a public.

Among a stolen works were Pablo Picasso’s Dove with Green Peas, and Pastoral by Henri Matisse, along with paintings by Georges Braque, Amedeo Modigliani and Ferdinand Leger.

The paintings have never been found.

Mr Tomic, a stone climbing enthusiast, was arrested following an unknown tip to police.

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The Modern Art Museum is a renouned traveller captivate in a French capital

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