Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mexicans Arrested for Stealing Egyptian Antiquities in Chile

Latin American Herald Tribune

Two Mexicans were arrested when they were caught trying to steal priceless Egyptian antiquities from an exhibition in Chile’s capital, police said Sunday.

Jose Garcia Nielsen, 24, and Alberto Tinajo Cazares, 22, were caught attempting to steal the antiquities late Saturday at the Parque Arauco shopping center in Santiago’s Las Condes district, where the Archaeological Treasures of Egypt exhibition is being staged.

Security guards caught the two Mexicans, who will appear before a judge on Sunday, in the act of stealing the artifacts, police said.

The security guards called the Carabineros militarized police force, which arrested the two suspects and recovered the antiquities.

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