Artefacts worth €2m (N502.4b) have been stolen from a Durham University Oriental Museum in England.
The Northern England University had raised suspicion over two men and a woman who were arrested in the Midlands on Thursday April 5, 2012.
According to the museum curator Craig Barclay, ‘the two pieces are highly significant and they are fine examples of works from Qing Dynasty that dates back from 1769. We are extremely upset to have fallen a victim of such serious crime’.
Police said they were still trying to locate ‘several outstanding suspects. The university said police and security guards were alerted immediately by alarms, but declined to comment further on its security systems.
The museum has since been shut down till further notice.