CLEVELAND (AP) – Police say they’ve charged a part-time university employee with stealing sapphires from Cleveland’s natural history museum.
Investigators say the suspect smashed a display case just over a week ago and made off with seven of the gemstones worth $81,000.
Police say they arrested 36-year-old Hans Wrage on a grand theft charge Friday.
Wrage is a part-time employee in the physics department at John Carroll University near Cleveland. A message seeking comment was left through his university email address on Saturday. He does not have a publicly listed home telephone number.
The gemstones were part of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s mineral collection. Police did not say whether the sapphires were recovered.
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