CBC.ca Arts – Thieves escape with $163M of artwork in ‘spectacular’ Zurich heist

A trio of armed and masked men stormed into a gated Zurich villa a half-hour before the facility was set to close on Sunday and forced staffers to the ground during the daylight theft, police said on Monday.

Having been to Zurich, I suspect whatever weapons the men were carrying were totally unnecessary. They could have simply brought a couple of bags of used McDonalds burger wrappers and threatened to leave them lying about on the ground. Or simply promised to be mildly unruly if their demands weren’t met.

Although, that might have been overkill. No need to shut down the entire city or anything.

(See, it’s a joke, because Zurich is really tidy and neat and fussy and…oh, never mind.)

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