Crime

Masterpieces Stolen at Paris Museum

Five paintings made by world-famous artists, including Picasso and Matisse, have been stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. Early reports suggest that the paintings together are worth an estimated $630 million. The theft was reported early Thursday morning in Paris. According to France's Nouvel Observateur the pilfered paintings are: Pigeon with Peas by Pablo Picasso; Pastorale by Henri Matisse; Olive Tree Near l’Estaque by Georges Braque; Woman on the Range by Amédéo Modigliani; and Still Life With Candlesticks by Fernand Léger. BBC news said museum officials discovered the theft Thursday morning when they noticed a broken window and lock.