Jewell thiefs targets Birmingham Museum – but the Staffordshire Hoard is safe
Jun 22 2010 by Neil Elkes, Birmingham Mail
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A BURGLAR stole three pieces of Indian Jewellery from a display case at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
But luckily the sneak thief missed out on the larger prize, items from the priceless Staffordshire Hoard on show in a gallery nearby.
Gallery curators said that the missing jewellery, three bangles, is modern and of no significant value compared to the many masterpieces on show.
They are still undertaking a full review of security in the light of the theft, even though it was the first time in seven years a display item has been stolen.
The jewellery was taken from a display in Gallery 33 between 5pm and 8pm on Friday, May 28.
Police are currently reviewing security camera footage and may have identified a suspect.
A museum spokesman confirmed that items of Indian jewellery were taken from a display cabinet.