Gold theft in the museum: “Manching could have been prevented” – Bavaria


Thomas Balbierer, Hans scratches and Verena Mayer, Manching

There is still no trace of the perpetrators who broke into the Manching Celtic and Roman Museum on Tuesday night to steal 483 gold coins. While the investigation is still ongoing, doubts about the security concept of the museum are now being raised. “Manching could have been prevented,” says Norbert Schaaf, chairman of the Federal Association for Safety Technology (BHE). The fact that the perpetrators were able to enter the museum, destroy showcases, loot the gold and disappear within just nine minutes is a clear indication that the security systems did not work well enough. “The perpetrators were highly professional – at least more professional than the protection,” says Schaaf.

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