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Three Munch Artworks Stolen from Hotel in Norway


Police in Norway say three artworks by 20th century Expressionist Edvard Munch have been stolen.

Authorities say the crime occurred late Saturday at a hotel (Refnes) in the southern town of Moss, 50 kilometers south of the capital, Oslo.

The theft is the second of the renowned Norwegian artist's work in Norway in seven months. Last August, thieves stole two Munch masterpieces, "The Scream" and "Madonna," in two daring daylight heists in Oslo. Neither painting has been recovered.

Another version of "The Scream" was stolen in 1994, but was recovered in a sting operation a few months later.

Edvard Munch died in 1944 at the age of 80.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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