Saturday, November 19, 2005

Pollock, Warhol paintings stolen in Pa.

The old museum smash-n-grab:

An oil painting by Jackson Pollock and a silkscreen by Andy Warhol were stolen from a museum by thieves who shattered a glass door in the back of the building, officials said.

The Pollock was likely worth about $11.6 million and the Warhol had a value of about $15,000, experts said.

The thieves had disappeared from the Everhart Museum by the time police arrived _ four minutes after the alarm sounded at 2:30 a.m. Friday. Surveillance cameras were not working, officials said.

The Pollock was on loan from a private collector. Eep.

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