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Robber stole £750,000 jug from Luton

Organised criminal gangs are increasingly targeting valuable works of art and antiques in the UK, according to senior police officers.

In May 2012, a rare medieval jug was stolen from a high security display cabinet at the Stockwood Discovery Centre in Luton.

Karen Perkins, Director of Arts & Museums at Luton Culture told BBC Radio 5 Live Investigates how the robbery took place.

The thief was never found. One man is serving two years in prison for handling stolen goods.

  • 17 Nov 2013
  • From the section UK