Armed robbers steal valuable statuettes from Olympia museum, Greece
Friday, February 17, 2012
Armed robbers stole around 60 valuable statuettes from a museum in Greece this morning. A state television channel reported that the Greek culture minister tendered his resignation upon hearing of the robbery.,
"We must wait and see what the local archaeology supervisor will say, but the items were of incalculable value," local mayor Thymios Kotzias said. The value of the articles hasn't been calculated yet.
The masked robbers initially demanded a female employee to hand over the articles. When she refused, they tied her up and snatched the articles through the glass planes themselves.
This is the second major robbery in the country recently. Paintings by Olympic Games were held., and others were stolen from in January. Olympia is the place where the first
- AP. "Museum robbed at Greece's Ancient Olympia" — , February 17, 2012
- "Robbery at Ancient Olympia museum" — , February 17, 2012
- AP. "Greek minister submits resignation after Ancient Olympia museum robbed" — , February 17, 2012