BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images(PARIS) — A Paris art thief known as “Spider-Man” has been sentenced to eight years in prison after stealing five paintings worth about $110 million.
Vjeran Tomic, a 49-year-old with acrobatic skills, admitted to taking the five masterpieces from the Musee d’Art Moderne in 2010, according to BBC. The works of art– which include an Henri Mattisse, a Pablo Picasso and an Amedeo Modigliani– are still missing
Tomic said he originally broke into the museum to steal a work of art by Ferdinand Leger, but he decided to steal four additional paintings when an alarm did not go off, according to BBC.
Antique dealer Jean-Michel Corvez and Yonathan Birn, both accomplices, were also handed prison sentences. All three men were ordered to pay the city $110 million in compensation, plus additional fines, BBC reports.
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