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Jewell thiefs targets Birmingham Museum – but the Staffordshire Hoard is safe

Jewell thiefs targets Birmingham Museum – but the Staffordshire Hoard is safe
http://www.birminghammail.net/news/birmingham-news/2010/06/22/jewell-thiefs-targets-birmingham-museum-but-the-staffordshire-hoard-is-safe-97319-26697074/

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.

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