Millions For Art Heist

The trial of six suspects in the 2004 heist of Edvard Munch's still-missing art masterpieces 'The Scream' and 'Madonna' ended on Tuesday with the prosecution seeking $114-million (€94-million) in damages and prison sentences of up to 11 years. The prosecution sought the damages to compensate the loss to the city of Oslo, which owned the paintings, as well as sentences of between three and 11 years in prison for the suspects. The longest sentence was sought for Bjoern Hoen, who is accused of masterminding the robbery. On August 22, 2004, two armed and hooded thieves burst into the Munch Art Museum in Oslo and threatened a member of staff with a gun while stunned tourists looked on. For the full story - click the title Irish Art