Armed Suspects Smashed a Jewelry Display at TEFAF Using a Mallet Before Jetting Off in Broad Daylight in a Getaway Car

Armed Suspects Smashed a Jewelry Display at TEFAF Using a Mallet Before Jetting Off in Broad Daylight in a Getaway Car

This morning, a group of four armed thieves broke into the art fair TEFAF Maastricht and broke the glass case of one of the exhibitors in an attempt to steal the wonderful jewels on display there. The fair was evacuated immediately, but at the time of writing it was already restored and running.

According to a statement released by the fair, the incident occurred around 11:30 am on Tuesday, Central European Time, and police were on the scene within minutes. Fair’s security team also disarmed one of the perpetrators. No injuries have been reported.

Limburg police also confirmed the news twitter, Says that two people were arrested on the A2 road. Several roads in and around Maastricht were temporarily closed for investigation.

according to image When video At the booth of London dealer Symbolic & Chase, as distributed on Twitter, it seems that at least one perpetrator who had something that looked like a mallet broke the display case.

according to 1 According to a Twitter report, the display case contained two pairs of diamond and sapphire earrings worth more than $ 10 million. Artnet News contacted TEFAF and the gallery to see what the item was, but didn’t get a reply by the time it was published.

according to Aachener NachrichtenThe thief threatened the employee while working to break the case installed on the wall. Delin Burger The four suspects reportedly fled the scene in a gray car with a foreign registration number before stopping on the local highway. Artnet News tried to contact the Limburg police to further clarify the sequence of events and whether the object was retrieved.

A nearby stand told Artnet News: “My colleagues are shocked, but we continue the fair. We are all safe and that is of utmost importance.”

“TEFAF has robust steps in case a security breach occurs,” said a spokesperson for the fair. “These were accurately tracked and all visitors, exhibitors and staff were evacuated safely. The fair was reopened. TEFAF and MECC are currently working with authorities and further statements have been issued. not.”

Gallery Symbolic & Chase on Old Bond Street exhibited a variety of precious gems, including portrait-cut diamond rings designed by Greek jeweler Theodoros and brilliant-cut sapphire earrings designed by Cartier. With over 200 exhibitors, the fair will run until June 30th.

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