Qatari royals’ jewels worth 'millions' stolen from exhibition in Venice

12:34 PM | 4 Jan, 2018
Qatari royals’ jewels worth 'millions' stolen from exhibition in Venice
VENICE - Rare jewelry from a collection owned by Qatar’s royal family was stolen in an audacious heist at an exhibition in Venice on Wednesday.

According to police, two thieves got away several precious items, including earrings and a brooch from the exhibition, entitled Treasures of the Mughals and the Maharajahs, after deactivating security system on the last day of the event.

Around 270 Indian gems, owned by the Al Thani family, were put on display at the Doge's palace showcasing five centuries of Indian craftsmanship. The stolen jewels are believed to be worth millions of euros, police said.

The Indian jewels were collected by Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani and now owned by Qatar’s ruling family.

Police said selling the stolen items in the black market may be difficult due to their fame, adding that these could be sold after detaching them.

"We are clearly dealing here with two skilled professionals who managed to pull off their feat despite all the display rooms being fitted with technologically highly sophisticated (alarm) systems," chief police commissioner Vito Gagliardi said.

According to Forbes magazine, “There is no comparable collection on the planet.”

According to BBC, Italian police have sent photos of the stolen items to Qatari owners in London for identification and estimate the value of the items.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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