|Thieves made off with several items of Indian treasures owned by the Qatari royal family in an audacious heist on Wednesday at the Doge's Palace in Venice.|
| At least two thieves are thought to have entered the exhibition, mixing with other visitors. Then, while one kept watch, the other opened a display case and grabbed a jewelled golden brooch and a pair of earrings.|
Italian authorities investigating the theft put the value at about $1.2m. The thieves got away with the jewels on the final day of a four-month exhibition which included about 270 items showcasing five centuries of Indian craftsmanship. Investigators said the pair took the items from a reinforced display case after deactivating the alarm system, before melting into the crowd and making good their escape.