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Police recover €300m booty

2010-03-25 21:04

Barcelona - Spanish police said on Thursday that they had recovered most of the €300m worth of jewels and antiques stolen from a house last week.

They arrested two brothers suspected of involvement in the theft, which occurred in a house near the northeastern town of Tarragona on March 14 and are seeking a third person in connection with the crime, a police spokesperson in the Catalonia region said.

The brothers had hidden most of the booty near their home.

Among the jewels stolen, some dating back to the 12th century, police found a dozen necklaces encrusted with precious jewels and seven tiaras with diamonds, pearls and rubies.

They also recovered other antiques such as jars, plates, cutlery and silver medals and a silver relic that reputedly contains a rib bone from the 13th century Saint Ubaldesca.