Click to use the Talking Dictionary104. Thieves Take 5 Museum Paintings


104. Two thieves broke into a French museum. They used a ladder, a flashlight, and a knife. All they had to do was to break one window. They left half an hour later. They left with five paintings worth $200 million. They had cut the paintings out of their frames. "They knew what they were doing," said a museum spokesman, "but also they were lucky." How did they do it so easily? Where was security? Where was the alarm? Where was the camera? One security guard was stationed in that part of the museum. He was asleep during the robbery. The security alarm was broken. The museum was waiting for a replacement part. The camera was functioning, but the thieves wore masks. Police are studying the videotape for clues to identify the two thieves. "The window had no steel bars because it was on a very busy street," explained the spokesman. 4.6


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