Criminal, My Dear Watson: Russian Jewel Heist Mimics Sherlock Holmes

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A Russian gang robbed a jewelry store in a method reminiscent of one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. (via Telegraph)

While the police don’t know the cost of damage, they’ve figured out that the thieves spent a few weeks drilling a hole into the wall of the jewelry shop at night from a flat that they had bought next door, the Telegraph reports. This seemingly-creative robbery has been compared to that of the “Red-Headed League,” one of Conan Doyle’s most popular detective stories.

The robbers in the “Red-Headed League” broke into a bank vault by digging into it from the basement of a pawn shop next door. It seems that for the first time, Sherlock Holmes has caused rather than solved a crime.

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