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December 1, 1988 | Associated Press
A shopkeeper hit a robber in the face with a snowball to foil his getaway, then spotted the license number of his accomplice's motorcycle to secure his arrest, a newspaper reported Wednesday. Kathy Weibel, 60, robbed by the two of the equivalent of $2,000 at her store Tuesday in a village near Lucerne, noticed they had used fake weapons, according to the newspaper, Blick. Weibel pursued them outside, hitting one in the face with a snowball to prevent him from getting on his motorcycle.
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May 3, 1989
Three Belgians were arrested in New York and charged with robbing a Swiss gallery in Zurich of 21 Dutch master paintings, prosecutors said. Arrested were Rene De Grove, 54, Thierry Houze, 29, and Martine Wins, 26. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan said De Grove and Houze were two of three armed men who held up the Koetser art gallery in Zurich on April 12 and fled with the paintings. All three are accused of transporting stolen property into the United States. Nine of the paintings from the collection, valued at $4 million, were recovered, including works by Jan Davidszoon de Heem, Jan Meartens the Younger and Jan Steen.
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May 3, 1989
Three Belgians were arrested in New York and charged with robbing a Swiss gallery in Zurich of 21 Dutch master paintings, prosecutors said. Arrested were Rene De Grove, 54, Thierry Houze, 29, and Martine Wins, 26. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan said De Grove and Houze were two of three armed men who held up the Koetser art gallery in Zurich on April 12 and fled with the paintings. All three are accused of transporting stolen property into the United States. Nine of the paintings from the collection, valued at $4 million, were recovered, including works by Jan Davidszoon de Heem, Jan Meartens the Younger and Jan Steen.
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December 1, 1988 | Associated Press
A shopkeeper hit a robber in the face with a snowball to foil his getaway, then spotted the license number of his accomplice's motorcycle to secure his arrest, a newspaper reported Wednesday. Kathy Weibel, 60, robbed by the two of the equivalent of $2,000 at her store Tuesday in a village near Lucerne, noticed they had used fake weapons, according to the newspaper, Blick. Weibel pursued them outside, hitting one in the face with a snowball to prevent him from getting on his motorcycle.
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