Antiques worth millions stolen from ex-minister

Colombo: Robbers have stolen nearly Rs5.4million [Dh0.1million] worth 300-years-old wall clock and an antique oil lamp (6.5ft) also worth a few millions from the residence of former finance minister Ronie de Mel residence at Geekiyanakandawatte, Matara.

Police had found those expensive time piece and the lamp to be sold to a hardware shop for mere Rs 8,000.

The police found them the antiques being discarded in the iron warehouse.
 
The suspects, the hardware stores owner and few others have been arrested.
 
Picutres courtesy 'Lankadeepa' newspaper.
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