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November 12, 2012 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Just one thing went wrong for the thieves during Sunday's daring theft from the Pretoria Art Museum, which netted about $2 million worth of famous South African works. One of the paintings was too big to fit with the three robbers into their getaway car, a Toyota Avanza. So they left the piece, "Two Malay Musicians" by Irma Stern , on the sidewalk and sped off with five other works. The painting by Stern, one of the country's best known artists, was the most valuable of the works taken from the museum, worth around $1.5 million.
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November 13, 2012 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A police squad on Tuesday found four works of art believed to be among the five stolen this week from South Africa's Pretoria Art Museum, tracking them down in a church cemetery in Port Elizabeth, about 650 miles from the scene of the theft. News that the works had been found broke Tuesday on Port Elizabeth radio station Algoa FM , which reported the paintings were found undamaged under a bench. "Our dog unit of Port Elizabeth received information from an informer which led them to the Dutch Reformed Church in Sundridge Park.
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