George Papandreou, the Greek prime minister has been sensationally linked to the recent theft at the museum of modern art in Paris.
Suspicions were raised when finger prints from a recovered Matisse matched those of the Greek incumbent but it was further searches of his house that have put the Greek premier firmly under the spotlight.
Interpol stated that a note was uncovered in his garage which they described as 'the shopping list of a cad'. It reads - "4 x Monet, 6 x Picasso, 3 x Matisse (keep frames), Degas x ? (take anything), bowler hats x 30, tickets, yogurt, olives."
Criminal Psychologists were struggling to find a motive for such a risky gambit. "The prime minister has all the trappings of power. Why he would partake in this Thomas Crown'esk raid is confusing to say the least."
However, economists were able to shed more light on the quandary. "The paintings taken have a value of at least £1.5 billion, the exact amount of interest Greece is due to pay for it's debts next Thursday. Therefore the Prime Minister's motives could be patriotic. Perhaps we can all learn something from that. Greece is a basket case where people do almost nothing, but the weather is gorgeous."