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Thieves Steal $750,000 in Cash, Jewelry From Moscow Home

Thieves in Moscow have stolen more than $750,000 worth of cash and jewelry, the Interfax news agency reported Tuesday.

The burglars entered a property in east Moscow where they found and stole a safe containing 1 million rubles ($17,400), 1,800 euros ($2,000), 300 Swiss francs ($320) and $700 dollars in cash, the Interfax news agency cited a police spokesman as saying.

Jewelry worth hundreds of thousands of dollars was also stolen in the heist.

The crime took some place between Friday and Monday, when the homeowner — a bank employee — was away for the weekend, RIA Novosti reported. The thieves gained entry to her apartment by picking the lock, the report added.

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