The Museum of the Cathedral of Plasencia the place the millionaire theft occurred “did not have alarms and the cameras did not work” | EUROtoday

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The den of the Plasencia Cathedral, Jacinto Nez Regodnhas assured that the Museum of the Cathedral of Plasencia the place the thieves stole a number of priceless jewels within the early hours of final Sunday (together with the gold crown of the Virgin of the Port) lacked an alarm machine and the surveillance cameras had not labored for years both. “We were studying putting in a new video surveillance system after the previous company had failed, which had even disappeared as such and no longer existed,” he mentioned in statements to THE WORLD to emphasise that the earlier installations “were giving us a lot of problems, they started to fail, and we decided that we were going to put in a new system, but we haven't had time to do so.”

Nez Regodn defined that, early this Sunday, the employees who started a day “somewhat special as Palm Sunday” had been the primary to note the theft after they arrived on the museum rooms: “We are going through a ordeal in these days of Easter“All that is very unhappy and is producing a whole lot of concern among the many devoted,” he confessed.

For the den, the thieves “knew what they wished they usually got here inside simple attain”, they accessed the area where the stolen pieces were found through a window – forcing a grate to do so – that overlooked the barbican, an intermediate space for walking. between the two walls that surround the Placentine Cathedral, to reach the silverware room where the stolen vestiges were found: “It was a fast blow as a result of they got here for what they got here”, that is, to take the relics of greatest economic value. and sentimental of the city, “all of them bathed in gold and with the aim, we consider, of melting them later,” notes the den. Specifically, four items were taken: the crown of the Virgin – patron saint of Plasencia -, the crown of the child whom she is holding, and two pectorals and episcopal rings. The estimated economic value of the theft, as noted by the mayor of Plasencia, Fernando Pizarroapproaches a thousand euros.

Crown of the Virgin of the Port and that of the child

Crown of the Virgen del Puerto and that of the child, which were stolen in the robbery that occurred in the early hours of Palm Sunday.E.M.

“Valor incalculable”

An important issue for the investigation – in which specialized agents from the National Police specialized in this type of robberies arriving from Madrid– is that they only took these jewels and not others of value that were in the room, as he explains: “It attracts various consideration as a result of that they had dozens of different priceless objects corresponding to clicks, monstrances or historic bibles, however they solely got here to take them instantly what they wished, that’s, what hurts the folks of Placentia probably the most, who’re wounded of their hearts as a result of the crown of the Virgin represents all of the folks of Placentine, whether or not they’re believers or not, for the reason that Virgin was topped in 1952, and that “It has an unimaginable and incalculable value because it is linked to tradition.”

In a joking tone, regardless of the unhappiness that haunts him lately, the den has confused that, because the saying would say, he’s within the section of “to God praying and with the gavel giving”, that’s, “let the Police continue doing their job to see if they recover the pieces as soon as possible, although it will be difficult, although they are experts and are very qualified for it, but, for our part, we are going to pray as much as possible because hopefully the stolen objects will appear.

For his part, the mayor of Plasencia, Fernando Pizarro, has declared that “these are tough and unhappy instances for Plasencia” because the theft represents “a tough blow for town, not due to the fabric worth, which it has, but in addition due to the vital emotional worth it has, each for its historic idea, but in addition for its creative one.” Thus he explained that the crown of the Virgin “was positioned by the nuncio of his holiness on the picture of the Virgin on April 27, 1952 within the act of the canonical coronation as patron saint of town and that it was paid for by all of the inhabitants, from probably the most economically highly effective to those that had the least, every one throughout the prospects of that point, which is why all Placentines take into account them theirs. Along these traces, he has trusted that the outcomes of the investigation by the National Police Corps “will have a happy ending.”