ROME — The Italian information media referred to as it a “film-worthy heist.” In just some minutes on Wednesday, the final day of an exhibition on the Ducal Palace in Venice, thieves made off with a gold brooch and a pair of earrings, simply disarming what had been described as a classy alarm system after which disappearing into the ocean of vacationers who every day swarm St. Mark’s Sq..
The jewels belonged to Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah al-Thani, a member of the Qatari royal household. They have been a part of his collection of some 270 Indian and Indian-impressed gems and jewels, some courting from the sixteenth century, based on a information launch for the exhibition, “Treasures of the Mughals and the Maharajas,” which opened in September.
The declared worth of the stolen gadgets on the customs type was 30,000 euros (about $36,000), however the Italian information media reported that they have been most probably value rather more, as a lot as a number of million euros. Even so, the inspiration that runs the museum informed Italian reporters that the jewels have been of much less historic worth than different gadgets within the exhibition.
No less than two thieves struck round 10 a.m. in plain view of closed-circuit tv cameras. One opened the case, and the opposite acted as a lookout, Italian information retailers reported.
Detectives have been summoned from Rome to look at the crime scene, and Venetian prosecutors opened a file on the theft — for the second, towards individuals unknown.
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