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£1 million gem theft at Euston station

Suitcase loaded with rubies, sapphires and emeralds pinched from luggage rack

14 November, 2017 — By Geoffrey Sawyer

Officers want to trace this man

POLICE are hunting a jewel thief after a suitcase containing £1 million worth of gems was stolen from a train at Euston.

The steal unfolded last Wednesday as a jewellery dealer boarded the the 7.03pm train to Birmingham New Street. He only realised his case was missing from the luggage rack when the service reached Rugby.

Detectives believe it was pinched before the train had left Euston. The bag contained high value gems including rubies, emeralds and sapphires, which are worth more than £1 million.

Officers have released CCTV images as he may have information which could help the investigation.

Investigating officer, Det Sgt Nick Thompson from British Transport Police, said: “I would like to speak to the man in the CCTV images about this extremely high value luggage theft.”

He added: “I’d also like to hear from anyone who was on board the train or at Euston station on Wednesday evening, who may have seen a man acting suspiciously. The suitcase was a large black suitcase and contained more than 40 gems such as rubies, emeralds and sapphires.”

If anyone has any information about the incident or recognises the man shown in the CCTV images, please call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting reference number 529 8/11/17.


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