Museum thefts arrest update

Four people arrested on Tuesday (17th September) as part of a national investigation into high-value museum thefts have been bailed.

Two men, aged 37 and 30, and two 17-year-old boys, who were all arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle, have been bailed until January.

Chinese artefacts and rhinoceros horn were targeted in six incidents including thefts at Gorringes Auction House in East Sussex, Norwich Castle Museum in Norfolk and the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

Tuesday’s arrests are linked to the arrest of 20 people last week across England and Northern Ireland. They have also been bailed until January.