Monday, May 07, 2007

Scary Art Theft

A violent art theft in the U.K. over the weekend:

"[Five artworks] by LS Lowry have been stolen by robbers who tied up their owner and threatened his family with knives. Louise Aird, 40, let the gang in to the house ... thinking it was a post delivery. Three men, armed with knives, tied her art collector husband Ivan up, in what police said was a 'terrifying' raid."

The BBC story is here. Derek Fincham says "the trick of course will be how the thieves can cash in on the theft."