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McQueen poster theft is a low point for girls on film

Editor's Viewpoint

Published 18/10/2016

It was a case of Bullitt meets Thelma and Louise as the two female art thieves made off with a huge portrait of the one of the greatest action heroes of all time, Steve McQueen. The brazen heist at Belfast's newest hotel was not so much a remake of Gone in Sixty Seconds as Gone in Half an Hour as the two aged robbers hobbled off.

Throw in a touch of the Keystone Cops as the women carried their booty past the local police station unhindered.

While Minis may have been the perfect getaway vehicles in the Italian Job, in Belfast the canvas was too big to fit in the granny's getaway car. This was one robbery caught on camera that deserved an X Certificate for incompetence.

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