HORNY THIEVES FOILED
THIEVES fled a museum empty-handed after being disturbed by a have-a-go hero curator as they tried to nick a RHINO head.
Police were called to the Castle Museum, Norwich, after four people attempted the daring raid on Monday.
The robbers paid to enter the museum and fled when they were caught trying to steal it.
A Norfolk Police spokesman said: “The four left the scene in a dark hatchback parked outside the castle and driven by a fifth man.”
Officers are now studying CCTV footage and gathering forensic clues from the museum.
In July last year, thieves stole a valuable rhino horn from nearby Ipswich Museum.
This came just weeks after other museums were warned about a spate of rhinoceros horn thefts from museums across Europe.
In August last year, thieves targeted two horns worth £240,000 at the Natural History Museum in Tring, Herts.
The horn has now become sought after as is worth £50,000 a kilo – more than diamonds, gold, heroin and cocaine.
UK officials have warned its sale is being driven by a belief it can cure cancer.