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The burglary took only five minutes and the thieves were gone by the time the police arrived soon after the museum’s alarm sounded. Along with a number of modern watches and rings, the items stolen included this 1920 Jensen candelabrum, right, and a 1919 Johan Rohde covered fish platter.

This is the first time the museum has suffered a heist in their 108 year history. The exhibition will continue as usual.