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For 'Spiderman' of Paris, a Masterpiece of a Heist

PARIS -- He is an accomplished, acrobatic burglar, one referred to here as ''Spiderman.'' But all Vjeran Tomic needed to break into this city's Museum of Modern Art in the spring of 2010 and pull off a near-perfect heist were a few tools, a couple of plungers, pliers and a lucky star.

Before dawn that day, he had loaded his Renault with five masterpieces from Picasso, Braque, Matisse, L├ęger and Modigliani, worth over 104 million euros, or about $112 million. All he left behind were empty

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