£15 million museum theft
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Two men have been arresteed in London by detectives investigating the theft of Chinese artefacts form the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
Police investigating the theft of millions of pounds worth of chinese pottery from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge have arrested two men.
The pair were taken into custody at an address in London and are now on their way to Cambridgeshire for questioning.
It follows the release yesterday of fresh CCTV images of men police said they wanted to speak to.
Some of the works date back to the 14th century and it's thought their collective value could top £18 million.
The Keeper of the Department of Applied Arts at Fitzwilliam Museum has made an appeal for help after 18 Chinese artefacts were stolen on the 13th April:
– Dr Victoria Avery, Fitzwilliam Museum
The eighteen treasures that were stolen, mostly in jade, are very important to us at the Fitzwilliam Museum and quite simply, we want them back. They belong to the public and not any individual.
It's thought that the burglars got away in a white Caddy VW. CCTV show the van arriving in Gorve Lane at 7.26pm on the 13th April, and then on Trumpington Street twelve minutes later.