The Theft At Olympia

The recent armed robbery at the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games has been in the news and discussed on various email lists. Rogueclassicist has a very good summary with lots of links. While some museum robbers seem to know what they are after these guys apparently didn’t. Or if they did, they were in the wrong museum.

Officials said the robbers seemed to have poor information on the museum, asking the guard where they could get golden wreaths and a valuable stamp collection — which are not part of the display. (AP)

In its own way I take this to be good news. The thieves likely didn’t already have a buyer for their booty. I think that increases the likelihood that the stolen artifacts will eventually be recovered. By how much it increases it I’m not sure.