Croa­t­ians ar­rested in theft of In­dian jew­els

The Beacon Herald - - WORLD NEWS -

ZA­GREB, Croa­tia — Croa­t­ian po­lice say they have ar­rested four sus­pects in the brazen theft last Jan­uary of pre­cious In­dian jew­els from the famed Al Thani Col­lec­tion that were on dis­play in a Vene­tian palace. Po­lice said Thurs­day the men are all Croa­t­ians rang­ing in age from 43 to 60. They were ar­rested Wed­nes­day af­ter a months-long in­ves­ti­ga­tion in co-oper­a­tion with Ital­ian po­lice.

The thieves made off with a brooch and a pair of ear­rings by mix­ing in with the crowd on the fi­nal day of the ex­hi­bi­tion at Doge’s Palace in Venice, Italy.

The stolen jew­els were not the top high­lights of the Al Thani Col­lec­tion, which in­cludes gems dat­ing from the time of the Mughal Empire. Croa­t­ian po­lice say the value of the stolen jew­els is es­ti­mated at some $3 mil­lion.

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