Seven cultural exhibitions that belong to a Hong Kong museum was stolen Monday when displaying at the Palace Museum, located inside the imperial palace of Forbidden City in Beijing, according to local police.
The seven exhibitions, mostly gold and silver-made dressing cases in western style, are worth tens of millions yuan, Wang Xiahong, the museum curator said.
News also said that the police have already identified a 27-year-old suspect, who was reported to hide at the Forbidden City and stole them at midnight. The police has not yet confirmed the news.
Most of the exhibitions stolen belong to Feng Yaohui, a famous financer in Hong Kong, Wang Xiahong was quoted by a local Beijing newspaper as saying.
The theft was completely unexpected, Wang said, because it was a display at the Forbidden City, and the insurance taken out on the exhibitions could only cover 310,000 yuan of losses, which made her feel “very sorry.”