Marie-Antoinette’s jewels stolen

Police in London appealed to the public Friday for help in tracking down stolen jewels once owned by Marie-Antoinette, The Associated Pres reports.

The capital’s Metropolitan Police reportedly said jewelry, including a locket necklace and matching earrings that had belonged to the ill-fated French queen, were taken June 14 from a house in Notting Hill, a trendy, upscale neighborhood in west London.

Police reportedly said the jewelry, made of crystal, gold and diamonds, had been in the 65-year-old victim’s family for more than 200 years. Police declined to reveal how they authenticated the jewelry’s provenance.

Other items, including a laptop computer, also were stolen.

Police said a 15-year-old youth has been charged in connection with the burglary.