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|Robbers Burgle England Palace, Steal 18-carat Gold Toilet (photos) by ShieldMan: 4:33pm On Sep 16, 2019|
Burglars have stolen a solid 18-carat gold toilet worth £5 million from the Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, Igbere TV has learnt.
Igbere TV learned that the operation took place in the early hours of Saturday, September 14.
AFP reports that the toilet titled 'America', which was created in 2016 by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, only went on display two days ago during an exhibition.
According to the report, robbers broke into the palace overnight and made away with the golden toilet at about 4.50a.m.
The police has confirmed the toilet was stolen and a 66-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the theft and remains in custody.
Dominic Hare, Chief Executive Officer of Blenheim Palace, told the BBC that the toilet is valued at about six million dollars and was a 'very precious piece'.
He described the theft of the solid gold toilet as “a huge shock”.
“Staff were instantly aware of what happened and police arrived very, very quickly indeed”, Hare was quoted as saying.
When asked if the artist had been contacted, he said: “There were some slightly nervous calls at 6am but we have spoken to the artist and Lord Edward at the art foundation, and many of the trustees, and they have been magnificent in their support.”
“We have a sophisticated security set-up here and we have had no loss of this kind in living memory, which probably reflects the quality of that operation.
“The events of the last 24 hours mean we may have reason to reconsider some of our systems”, Hare added.
A police chief said, “The piece of art that has been stolen is a high value toilet made out of gold that was on display at the palace.
“We are aware they left about 4.50am this morning. CCTV is one of the aspects we are looking on and that will come out in due course.
“Due to the toilet being plumbed in to the building, this has caused significant damage and flooding.
“We believe a group offenders used at least two vehicles during the offence.
“The artwork has not been recovered at this time but we are conducting a thorough investigation to find it and bring those responsible to justice.
“Residents will see an increased police presence in the area while officers and staff carry out enquiries.
“I am appealing to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area to contact the police”.
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|Re: Robbers Burgle England Palace, Steal 18-carat Gold Toilet (photos) by ShieldMan: 4:36pm On Sep 16, 2019|
|Re: Robbers Burgle England Palace, Steal 18-carat Gold Toilet (photos) by marshalldgreat(m): 4:41pm On Sep 16, 2019|
Hmm...18 carat gold toilet all for shit? I wonder if using this toilet would teleport the shit to another realm. What a waste of money
|Re: Robbers Burgle England Palace, Steal 18-carat Gold Toilet (photos) by Edunwa302(m): 4:48pm On Sep 16, 2019|
|Re: Robbers Burgle England Palace, Steal 18-carat Gold Toilet (photos) by donbachi(m): 4:51pm On Sep 16, 2019|
The shiits must be gucci and prada shiits.
|Re: Robbers Burgle England Palace, Steal 18-carat Gold Toilet (photos) by Mynd44: 5:01pm On Sep 16, 2019|
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