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Van Gogh Museum Robbery

It was a cold December day in 2002 when two thieves used a ladder to climb to the roof of the Vincent Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the FBI reports. From the roof, the men broke into the museum and managed to steal two Van Gogh paintings in a matter of minutes, the FBI said. Van Gogh’s “View of the Sea at Scheveningen,” pictured here and “Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen” were both taken.

Dutch police convicted two men in connection with the crimes in December 2003, but the paintings — valued at $30 million — were not recovered, the FBI said.

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