Gold artefacts dating from the 8th and 9th centuries have been stolen from a museum in Yogyakarta in Java.
Thieves clean up gold collection
Jakarta Post, 14 August 2010
Precious historic collections from the 8th and 9th centuries â€” ranging from gold jewelry, gold plates and statues â€” have vanished from Sonobudoyo Museum in Yogyakarta.
Yogyakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Atang Heradi said Friday his office was investigating Tuesday nightâ€™s theft at the museum and had questioned four museum officials, including head curator Martono.
â€œThis case is a challenge for the police. We will thoroughly investigate this case,â€ he said.
Eighty-seven pieces from the museumâ€™s collections, including gold jewelry and statues, were stolen from three of the museumâ€™s glass display cabinets on Tuesday night.