Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Value: $162 million
In 2010, a lone thief walked away from the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris with five prized masterpieces worth an estimated $162 million. The alleged thief, known only as “Vrejan T,” a 43-year-old Serbian, hoisted himself into the museum through a busted window.
The details of the story are exceptionally murky, but Vrejan, known also as “Spiderman,” told police he was only there on a job to steal Nature Morte aux Chandeliers by Leger, but after gaining access to the museum without so much as an alarm sounding, he decided to swipe four more masterpieces: La Pigeon aux Petits Pois by Picasso, La Pastorale by Matisse, L’Olivier Pres de l’Estaque by Braque, and La Femme a l’Eventail by Modigliani.