Austrian police said they were looking for three people suspected of stealing paintings by Pierre Auguste Renoir, valued at around 160,000 euros, from a Vienna auction house.
Paintings, titled "Teluk, Laut, and Tebing Hijau," a landscape, not the most famous work of French impressionist painters, were taken from their frames during their presentation before being sold at Dorotheum Auction Hall.
"The people left the location from different exit points and fled," Vienna police said in a statement. Police showed photos of the three men they had gotten from surveillance cameras. "They are obviously professionals," he said.
The Dorotheum Auction Hall, the most famous city in Vienna in the city center, confirmed the theft, but did not provide further details. The painting, estimated at between 120,000 and 160,000 euros, will be sold at an auction late Wednesday.