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CAPTION ONLY: 3 SWEDES ARRESTED IN THEFT OF 5 PICASSOS

SHARE CAPTION ONLY: 3 SWEDES ARRESTED IN THEFT OF 5 PICASSOS

A Belgian policeman points to "La Femme aux Yeux Noirs," one of the five Picassos stolen in November from the Stockholm Modern Museum. Police arrested three Swedes who were trying to sell the painting, following a tip-off from an individual who had been approached over the sale. The Belgian news agency Belga said a meeting was set up in a Brussels restaurant with the Swedes, the individual and a plain-clothes policeman posing as a buyer. Two of the Swedes took the policeman to a car containing the painting. The Swedish authorities estimated the painting's value at $8 million, the spokesman said.