German police made arrests in connection with the theft of an oversized gold coin from a Berlin museum. The theft sparked curiosity because the coin was hardly pocket money. Many wondered how the thieves could have spirited away such a hefty object.
The reportedly $1.3 million Russo-Baltique bottle is made of gold and silver and has a diamond-studded cap. The owner of the Cafe 33 bar had been loaning the bottle from a Russian businessman.
Several people have been arrested in Berlin in connection with the spectacular heist in March of a 100-kilo gold coin from a museum in the city. The "Big Maple Leaf" is estimated to be worth several million euros.
New coach, same problems. Following Carlo Ancelotti's sacking, interim coach Willy Sagnol restored Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben to the starting line-up. But after both were substituted, a familiar theme emerged.
Armed up to their teeth, or disguised as policemen - time and again, thieves have pilfered valuable art objects and paintings. Most recently, a valuable but very heavy gold coin was stolen from Berlin's Bode Museum.
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