AP- A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, police and the museum said Monday.
The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam said that “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884 ” by the Dutch master was taken in the early hours of Monday. By early afternoon, all that could be seen from the outside of the museum was a large white panel covering a door in the building’s glass facade.
Police said in a statement that the thief or thieves smashed a glass door to get into the museum. That set off an alarm that sent officers rushing to the museum but by the time they got there the painting and whoever stole it were gone.
I want to rebuke this crook for striking while humanity is at the lowest point I have ever seen during my lifetime and we should all be doing our part to help each other out. However when I see a story like this, all I can think about are the words of the second greatest criminal mind the world has ever seen.
While that little New York City punk was committing a crime for merely a few delicious empty calories, this thief risked it all for more than that. Clout. Street cred in a cut throat profession. Maybe just something new to look at during quarantine. But for whatever the reasons were, I can't get too much on this guy for executing the perfect crime now in a world where everything is pretty much the perfect crime. Granted if everyone starts acting like this mamaluke, we will have a real life purge on our hands real quick. But for now, I have no choice but to tip my cap to this real life Danny Ocean for snagging some expensive low hanging fruit by walking in right through the front door during a global panedmic because as the greatest criminal mind the world has ever seen once said.