The Italian Job: Jewels Stolen From Qatari Royal Collection In Venice In Brazen Heist

Thieves made off with a pair of items that were part of an exhibition of Qatari royal Sheikh Hamad al-Thani’s collection of Mughal-era jewelry on display at the Doge’s Palace in Venice.

Both the Racing Post and Forbes report that the daring heist occurred Wednesday morning during operating hours. According to reports, two thieves lifted a brooch and a pair of earrings from the “Treasures of the Mughals and Maharajas” exhibition, which showcased five centuries of Indian craftsmanship. Wednesday was the final day of the exhibition, which had spanned four months and included over 250 items.

Venice police report that the thieves were somehow able to bypass the sophisticated alarm system and pry open the top of the glass case which housed the earrings and brooch “without breaking it.” The thieves then escaped on foot, easily blending into the crowd and walking away.

Sheikh Hamad, like his younger brother Sheikh Fahad and cousin, Sheikh Joaan, is actively involved in horse racing, both at a sponsorship level through Qipco, as well as owning and breeding horses under the Qatar Racing banner.

Read more in Forbes and the Racing Post

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