Foreign News: The Treasure Hunt

It was near midnight in Mayfair, heart of London's gilded West End. Rain clouds had driven Sunday window-shoppers home early, not a bobby was in sight, and the drifting squadrons of prostitutes who once crowded Mayfair's shadowy lanes had long since been sent to cover with the enactment of Britain's tough new laws against streetwalking. When a solitary car pulled to a halt in front of the Piccadilly shop of the Goldsmiths' & Silversmiths' Association, the stage was set for the greatest jewel robbery in Britain's history.

As police later reconstructed it, one man got out of the car, cut the padlock...

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