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Jul 7, 2008

Priceless jade necklace stolen from Toledo museum

The theft of Belize’s archaeological treasures is nothing new, but the incident that occurred over the weekend took place not at a Mayan temple, but rather a Toledo museum. On Sunday police visited the Museum at the Lubaantun Archaeology site in San Pedro, Columbia where they found that a burglar bar had been pried open and three glass louvers removed from a window. Inside the museum, a glass showcase had been smashed and two jade necklaces were missing. According to village caretaker, Caterino Kaal, the burglary occurred between five-ten p.m. on Saturday and six fifty-five a.m. on Sunday. The value of the necklaces is unknown.

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