Five men arrested in Croatia over £1.7m Venice jewel heist

Four Croatians and Serbian held over theft of Qatari-owned jewels from Doge’s PalaceFive men have been arrested in Croatia for allegedly stealing €2m (£1.7m) worth of jewellery owned by a member of Qatar’s royal family from Venice’s Doge’s Palace in early January.In a case that baffled police, the thieves managed to deactivate the alarm system, break into a reinforced case, seizing some earrings and a brooch before blending into the crowds during the final day of the four-month Treasures of the Mughals and the Maharajahs exhibition, which brought together a collection of five centuries of Indian craftmanship. Continue reading...

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