Tomic was born in Paris, although he moved to live with his grandmother at the age of one, in Mostar, Bosnia. He later returned to Paris when he was 11 years old.
Tomic is most notable for his 2010 theft of 5 paintings worth $110m from the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. These included works by artists Léger, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso, and Braque.  The paintings stolen were:
- Still Life with Candlestick
- Woman with a Fan
- Pigeon with Peas
- Olive Tree Near l’Estaque
Tomic was sentenced to eight years of prison on 20 February 2017 and ordered to pay a fine of €104 million.
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