Antiques and jewellery believed to be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds has been stolen from Christie’s, one of the world’s top auctions houses.
Sources say that the value of the stolen items could be as high as £1m.
The stolen items were taken from the auction house in King Street on Saturday December 7, and police were alerted the following morning. It is believed that the criminals involved were caught on CCTV.
So far there have been no arrests made and the items have not been found.
A spokesperson for Scotland Yard said: “We can confirm that officers from Westminster are currently investigating a burglary at business premises which is believed to have occurred between 6pm on Sunday December 7 and 8am on Monday December 8. A number of high value items were taken. Inquiries are continuing. There have been no arrests.”
A spokesperson for Christie’s said: “Christie’s is helping the Metropolitan Police to investigate a recent, isolated incident at its London offices.”