Suit­case of sap­phires, other gems stolen from Lon­don train

Arab News - - COFFEE BREAK - — Com­piled from agen­cies

LON­DON: Bri­tish po­lice were hunt­ing for an uniden­ti­fied man on Tues­day af­ter a suit­case con­tain­ing £1 mil­lion ($1.3 mil­lion) worth of gems was stolen from a lug­gage rack on a train at Lon­don’s Eus­ton sta­tion. The owner, a 35-year-old jew­elry dealer, boarded a train to Birm­ing­ham on Nov. 8 but when the train ar­rived at Rugby in cen­tral England, he dis­cov­ered that his suit­case of ru­bies, emer­alds and sap­phires was no longer on the lug­gage rack. Po­lice re­leased a grainy image of a man who they said they would like to speak to. “I would like to speak to the man in the CCTV images about this ex­tremely high value lug­gage theft,” Det. Sgt. Nick Thomp­son from Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice said. “The suit­case was a large black suit­case and con­tained more than 40 gems such as ru­bies, emer­alds and sap­phires.”

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