'Spider Man' thief jailed for Paris museum artwork heist


A Paris court on Monday handed Vjeran Tomic, 49, nicknamed 'Spider Man' for his climbing exploits to steal valuable gems and works of art from Parisian apartments and museums, and two accomplices jail sentences of between six and eight years and a fine of 104 million euros over a 2010 theft from the Musée d’Art Moderne of a Matisse, a Picasso, a Braque, a Léger and a Modigliani, none of which have ever been found.

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A burglar known as Spider-Man has been jailed in Paris for eight years after one of the most daring art heists in recent years, reports The Guardian.