‘Spiderman burglar’ goes on trial over Paris art theft


A man dubbed the “Spiderman burglar” has gone on trial in Paris over a €100m (£85m; $107m) art theft from a museum in the French capital. Vjeran Tomic, 49, is accused of stealing five paintings, including works by Picasso and Matisse, from the Modern Art Museum in May 2010. The paintings were stolen after an intruder cut through a padlocked gate and broke a window to enter the museum… Read more

Image: Vjeran Tomic faces 14 charges over the 2010 theft. AFP