A Carravagio masterpiece has been stolen from the Museum of Western and Eastern Art in the Ukraine. The painting has been called both “The Taking of Christ” and “The Kiss of Judas”
From a Reuters report “Police said they entered through a window, bypassing an outdated alarm system by removing a pane of glass rather than breaking it. They then escaped across the museum’s roof.”
“News reports said city police had been urging the museum to update its alarm system, dating from the mid-1990s, but the suggestion was turned down on financial grounds.”
The National Gallery of Ireland also owns a version of the Caravaggio painting, so all is not lost.
Update: I seem to have posted the Caravaggio hanging in the National Gallery of Ireland above. Coxsoft Art thinks this version of “The Taking of Christ” below is the Odessa version that was stolen. Seeing both versions of the painting together make the stolen painting look like an average copy of the Irish version, but two small low resolution jpg images on the internet isn’t really enough to make such a judgment.