Stolen Chinese Jade Art, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

| April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Stolen Chinese Jade Art, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge - Said, to be “Worth Millions”

Published by the BBC

Thieves have stolen “valuable and culturally significant” Chinese works of art from a Cambridge museum.

The 18 items, mostly jade and from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s permanent collection, are believed to be worth millions of pounds.

Cambridgeshire Police said a group of people were involved in the break-in at about 19:30 BST on Friday.

 

A University of Cambridge museum spokesman said a thorough investigation of security measures is under way.

“These works are a highly important part of our collection and their loss is a great blow,” he said.

‘Exceptional crime’

Forensic examinations have been carried out at the scene and CCTV footage is being examined.

Police patrols have also been increased in the area around the museum.

A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire Police said the haul is thought to be worth “millions of pounds”. To read more please go to the BBC.

It’s a shame that a museum with a reputation of beauty, quality and rarity has been targeted for this terrible crime, thieves will never understand that museums are there for the good of the community and not the greed of certain individuals.

 

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