Airport thieves steal suitcase packed with jewels

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The thieves snatched the suitcase from a trolley and made off with CHF 350,000 worth of jewellery and watches.

4 April 2008

ZURICH - Thieves stole jewellery and watches worth CHF 350,000 when they snatched a suitcase from a luggage trolley at Zurich airport, cantonal police confirmed on Thursday.

The bag belonged to a Russian couple working in the jewellery trade.

The theft, on Tuesday evening, occurred just ahead of the opening of Baselworld, the largest international watch and jewellery fair of its kind, which opened on Thursday.

[dpa / Expatica]

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