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The greatest art heist in Canadian history happened in Montreal 50 years ago today

“On Sept. 4, 1972, three men rappelled through the skylight of the Museum of Fine Arts and stole millions of dollars of precious jewellery and priceless paintings. They escaped into the night, running down Sherbrooke Street, never to be seen again. In getting away with it, they created a mystery that may live on long after they’re gone, but the authenticity of some of the paintings they took won’t ever be confirmed unless they’re returned.”