Haarlem mayoral chain stolen
The chain of office of the mayor of Haarlem in South Holland has been stolen from his office in the city’s historic town hall. Mayor Bernt Schneiders has only just confirmed the theft to the press.
The chain was taken over a week ago but the robbery was kept quiet in the hope that the thief would return the chain.
“You see, you can’t do anything with the chain,” explains the mayor to local newspaper the . “It’s only worth a couple of hundred euros in silver, but its historic value is priceless.”
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