facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Art thieves foiled by small getaway car

June 15, 2012 at 2:01 PM   |   Comments

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 15 (UPI) -- Stockholm police said a pair of art thieves were foiled when they were unable to fit the stolen paintings into their small getaway car.

Police said the two men forced their way into the home of the victim, who is in his 60s, bound his hands and threatened him with a knife before fleeing with three valuable paintings by famous Swedish artists, the Swedish news agency TT reported Friday.

Witnesses told the Aftonbladet newspaper the robbers were foiled when they were unable to fit the pilfered art into their getaway car, a red Ford.

Police said one of the paintings was recovered in the road and the other two were found in a nearby dumpster.

The homeowner was shaken, but uninjured, police said.

Investigators are trying to track down the suspects.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
All female town in Brazil wants more single men
2
Mother's Facebook post gets her 4-year-old son kicked out of school
3
Redhead uses fake 'Ginger Discount Card' to save real money
4
Human skull discovered in donation bin at Austin Goodwill
5
Watch Russian couple save prairie dog too fat for its hole
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback