Thursday, 4 January 2018

Jewels from al-Thani collection Stolen

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.
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