Man Accused of Stealing Sapphires From Museum

The stolen gems are worth $81,000

A suspect has been charged with the Dec. 3 theft of seven sapphires from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, reports

Hans Wrage, a part-time employee in the physics department at John Carroll University, is accused of smashing a display case and taking seven sapphires worth $81,000. Security footage showed Wrage leaving the museum after the theft.

The jewels were part of the Jeptha Homer Wade II mineral collection.

He is charged with grand theft. There is no word on whether the gems have been recovered. 

(Screenshot courtesy  of the University Circle Police Department)

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