M Raffles* est en le prowl

I mean it’s naughty, but it’s one of the crimes you simply have to admire. A false beard, a pair of bolt-cutters, three sleeping security guards, one Mayor forced to admit that the alarm system has been wonky for a while (O really?) and fifteen minutes later your man is wandering off with 80 million quid’s worth of swag that is going to be quite hard to pass on except to the megalomaniac who ordered the heist. Apparently Picasso is top of the list of stolen artists, having has a hundred or so of his canvases nicked (some of them were not League One, to be fair.)

* M Raffles’ creedo: We can’t all be moralists, and the distribution of wealth is all wrong anyway.

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8 Responses to M Raffles* est en le prowl

  1. makemeadiva says:

    It does seem like a more gentle crime from a nearly forgotten era.

    He even carefully removed the canvasses from the frames 🙂

  2. Stephen Foster says:

    Mr Big would have had him cast to the bottom of the Seine attached to une rock if he had uncarefully removed them…

  3. OS says:

    I’m stunned that anbody would want that cockeyed woman on their kitchen wall.

    M. le etc.

  4. makemeadiva says:

    My butcher went to Art School in the 60s in Wolverhampton. I never knew this until just now.

    He also said he loved going to the Potteries as design was his thing.

    How he puts up with chopping up chicken & apricot sausage strings for annoying women is the mystery to me. He has hidden depths.

  5. makemeadiva says:

    This doesn’t make sense. I have replied to the wrong thread. Oh well.

    For the record, the butcher said he had nothing to do with the robbery 😉

  6. Stephen Foster says:

    Butchers tell porkies, it goes with the terrain.

  7. Daftburger says:

    It is reported that a thief in Paris stole some paintings from the Louvre Museum last week.

    After months of careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings, and made it safely to his van; however, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of fuel.

    When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied, “Monsieur, zat is ze reason I stole ze paintings. I had no Monet to buy Degas to make ze Van Gogh.”

  8. Stephen Foster says:

    That joke is utter Duchamps.

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