It was reported that a very valuable piece of the Queen’s jewelry collection was stolen last week and it was done in a way that sounds like a scene straight out of the ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ movie.
The crown that is missing is called the Portland Tiara and up until last Tuesday, November 20, it was in an armored glass case as part of the Portland Collection Gallery at the Welbeck Estate in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England.
This is what it looks like:
— BBC East Midlands (@bbcemt) November 23, 2018
BBC reports that it was done by a group of people, who entered the gallery just before 10 pm and used power tools to remove the protective casing of the piece. The alarm went off and the police rushed in but missed the thieves by just 90 seconds! The criminals, allegedly, left in a silver Audi, which was found burned to a crisp in a town 30 minutes away.
The Portland Tiara was specially made for Winifred, Duchess of Portland, back in 1902, for the coronation of King Edward VII after the death of Queen Victoria. Edward was Queen Victoria’s son and the current queen’s great-grandfather.