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Santa Monica Art Heist: Over $10 Million Worth Of High-End Paintings Stolen From Home

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Over $10 million in high-end paintings were stolen from a Santa Monica home.
Over $10 million in high-end paintings were stolen from a Santa Monica home.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Somewhere, a burglar is living in luxury after the score of a lifetime. And police are trying to bring his life of bling to an end.

A vacationer recently returned to his home in Santa Monica to find a thief had made off with more than a dozen works of art by the likes of Piet Mondrian and Jasper Johns, five luxury watches with makers like Patek and Breitling, wine, cash and a red Porsche Carrera.

Police said in a statement Wednesday that the take totals more than $10 million. The burglar struck between Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. and Sept. 13 at 8:00 p.m.

Police released pictures of the art, and are offering a $1,000 reward for tips leading to arrests. They gave out no information on possible suspects.

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