In a series of events that sound ripped from a movie script, thieves in Germany managed to steal a hoard of ancient gold coins from a museum by cutting power to the entire town of Manching.
The hoard of 483 Celtic coins is valued at several million pounds, and they are considered the biggest trove of such gold found in the 20th century.
Bavaria’s minister of science and arts, Markus Blume, told public broadcaster BR: ‘It’s clear that you don’t simply march into a museum and take this treasure with you.star will stand trial accused of careless driving.The Hoops and Steelmen had earlier clashed at nearby Celtic Park where the hosts won 2-0.Two thieves were caught driving away from a retail park in Tameside with more than £550 worth of suspected stolen items.
‘It’s highly secured and as such there’s a suspicion that we’re rather dealing with a case of organised crime.’ Mr Blume said that all of the museum’s security systems, along with Manching’s entire telephone network, had been disabled during the heist.Court papers state the Greek international striker was behind the wheel of a Mercedes Amg Cla 45 at the time.Authorities fear the treasure, worth millions of euros, could be melted down, meaning the bowl-shaped coins would be lost to science.Aird initially made attempts to split up the approximately 20 feuding fans which included a 17-year-old boy.Policemen fix barrier tape in the exhibition room of the Celtic and Roman museum yesterday (Picture: AFP) A broken window at the Celtic and Roman museum in Manching (Picture: AFP) Mayor Herbert Nerb told the : ‘They cut off the whole of Manching.The charge says Giakoumakis was driving while operating a mobile phone in his hands and swerved over the carriageway on Nitshill Road.‘The museum is actually a high-security location.READ MORE: Police introduce stop and search powers in south Manchester following fatal stabbing of teenager The vehicle was seized and police returned the items back to the stores on the retail park.
But all the connections to the police were severed.He pleaded not guilty to the charge today through his lawyer Callum Ross."He was seen to be pushing and throwing punches.’ German news agency dpa reported that in addition to the 483 coins, dating back to around 100BC, three other items were stolen from a second display cabinet.The treasures were taken from the Celtic and Roman Museum in Manching, 37 miles north of Munich on Tuesday.READ MORE: However, Mr Ross said: “I wonder if it would be possible [to change the date] as he has various commitments with his occupation.The coins, dating back to 100BC and weighing around 4kg in total, were discovered in 1999 during excavations of an ancient settlement nearby.READ MORE: Man sentenced over assault at Glasgow Rangers title celebrations Mr O'Neill added:"They denied involvement in the incident.Mr Blume, said: ‘The loss of the Celtic treasure is a disaster.Giakoumakis is ordained to appear on that date." Read more of today's top stories here READ NEXT:.
As a testament to our history, the gold coins are irreplaceable.’ The Bavarian Police said: ‘Unknown perpetrators broke into the Celtic Roman Museum in Manching.Paul Kavanagh, defending, told an earlier hearing:"He was 19 at the time and has no previous convictions.‘The perpetrators gained access to the exhibition room and deliberately broke open a display case with 483 gold coins.‘The artefacts, weighing around four kilograms in total, are the largest Celtic gold find of the 20th century.‘The Bavarian State Criminal Police Office (BLKA) has taken over the further investigations under the direction of the public prosecutor’s office in Ingolstadt."He is a supervisor for his company which is in construction of offices in Edinburgh.
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