Two charged over Fitzwilliam Museum art thefthttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/two-charged-over-fitzwilliam-museum-art-theft-7714754.html
Two men have been charged over the theft of a hoard of Chinese art from a Cambridge museum.
The 18 jade items from the Ming and Qing dynasties were stolen in a raid on the Fitzwilliam Museum last month. Some estimates have placed their value at £18 million.
Cambridgeshire Police today said Patrick Kiely, 28, of Eleanor Street, east London, had been charged with theft and conspiracy to commit burglary.
A 15-year-old boy from London, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with the same offences.
Both will appear at Cambridge Magistrates Court today.
Detectives had originally said they were looking for at least four people in connection with the raid, which happened at about 7.30pm on April 13.
More charges over Durham University Oriental Museum burglary
Three more people have been charged in connection with a burglary at Durham's Oriental Museum.
Adrian Stanton, 32, is accused of conspiracy to commit burglary, while Charmaine Wilkes, 27, and Fallon Arrowsmith, 19, are charged with assisting an offender.
Artefacts worth almost £2m were taken from the museum on 5 April.
The three, who are all from the Walsall area, will go before magistrates at Peterlee.
Another two men have already been charged in connection with the raid.
Justin Clarke, 30, from Walsall, was arrested by Durham Police after officers released his picture and said they wanted to speak to him. He has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.
Lee Wildman, 35, also from Walsall, appeared at Peterlee Magistrates Court on Thursday accused of conspiracy to commit burglary. He was remanded in custody to appear at Durham Crown Court.
Ten people in total have been arrested during the investigation into the burglary.
A 3ft wide hole was cut in the wall of the museum and a Chinese bowl and figurine were taken.
The Qing Dynasty bowl and figurine were recovered by detectives eight days after the theft, in the Brandon area of Durham.