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Grave concern in Paris as thieves dig up the dead in search for gold

Published 10/12/2012 | 05:00

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Paris has been hit by a wave of grave robberies, with thieves prepared to dig up bodies to steal gold and jewellery.

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In Pantin Cemetery, dozens of bodies have been disturbed, with gold teeth and jewellery stolen. Last week, police arrested three gravediggers. According to a source, the men targeted the freshest graves, opening them at night. One suspect was carrying 10 gold teeth.

Paris has also seen a spate of muggings, with thieves snatching gold chains as high market prices drive thefts. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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