Popular Monet paintings stolen from Dutch art museum

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Thieves broke into a Dutch art museum early Tuesday, stealing paintings from prominent artists such as Monet, Picasso and Gaugin, the Star Tribune reported.

"Those thieves got one hell of a haul," Chris Marinello, director of the Art Loss Register, told the Associated Press.

The Monet paintings, taken from Rotterdam's Kunsthal Museum, are worth "considerable value" according to USA Today.

Marinello told the Associated Press (reported in Star Tribune) that the thieves don't have many options at this point. Interpol sent a bulletin to inform other countries of the theft, so selling the paintings at an auction is out of the question.

The museum closed Tuesday to allow the police to investigate. It will reopen Wednesday.

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