If the era of the kings of the "fric-frac" to grab works of art and masterpieces is more and more in the past, French museums are still the scene of regular break-ins.
For ten years, we have recorded an average of between 20 and 30 incidents each year,”
Colonel Didier Berger, head of the Central Office for the Fight against Trafficking in Cultural Property (OCBC)
That is to say about 2% of all the cases referred to these specialized investigators of the central direction of the judicial police (DCPJ).
According to our information, 18 thefts were recorded in museums in 2019, knowing that the 2020 vintage, due to the closure of cultural establishments linked to the Covid, was only marked by eight flights.
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Among the most resounding cases on which the police and gendarmes are working, is that of the spectacular burglary perpetrated on May 20, 2010 to the detriment of the Museum of Modern Art of the city of Paris.
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