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  1. Police Foil London Rembrandt Heist

    A masked intruder broke into the Dulwich Picture Gallery in southeast London late Wednesday night and grabbed two paintings, valued at up to $128 million, from an exhibition by the Dutch master. But police were alerted by an alarm and gave chase — leading the perpetrator to spray one officer with an unknown substance, and ditch both masterpieces on museum grounds.

    Is this a first for the museum? Hardly: Portrait of Jacob de Gheyn III, also by Rembrandt, holds the record for the most thefts of a single painting, having been lifted four times from the same Dulwich gallery.

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