A Toronto gallery was robbed of 11 works of art by Canadian Group of Seven painters worth nearly C$400,000, according to the Vancouver Sun:
The thieves forced their way into the back of the gallery, setting off an alarm as they broke in, said Det. Erwin Huber. They set off additional motion alarms as they ran straight to a room where the Group of Seven paintings were kept. They took the 11 paintings, frames and all. Police suspect the thieves were professionals who knew which paintings in the gallery were most valuable.
“They went in knowing what they were looking for,” said Huber. “And if you know what you’re looking for, you’re probably professional.”
The gallery is owned by Michel Bigue, an art dealer who specializes in Canadian fine art. He also owns two galleries in Quebec.