Vjeran Tomic goes on trail for theft that included jobs by Picasso and Matisse from citys Modern Art Museum
A burglar known as Spider-Man , notorious for daring acrobatic heists, goes on trial Monday for the 2010 fraud of a 100 m carry that included employments by Picasso and Matisse from a Paris gallery.
Vjeran Tomic, 49, who is facing 14 indictments, will stand experiment along with two accomplice charged with administering embezzled goods.
The 3 were billed over the May 2010 robbery at the Modern Art Museum of five covers by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Ferdinand Leger and Amedeo Modigliani.
On 19 May, 2010, a burglar cut through a padlocked entrance and break-dance a window to get into the gallery, one of the most-visited museums in Paris on the leafy banks of the Seine, in the shade of the Eiffel Tower.
The museums consternations had been awaiting reparation for various weeks and the burglar somehow managed to knock cold a defence camera.
Three protectors were on duty that night, but the covers were simply found to be missing from their frames just as the museum prepared to open to the public the next day.
When police detained the Serb in May 2011, Tomic told them he had initially broken into the museum for Legers Still Life with Candlestick from 1922 , not pondering he would also is the possibility of plagiarize another four.