Oblivious to the heist's value, thieves in Hong Kong sell a $292 million scroll for $25

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The scroll was stolen in a massive heist in September 2020. The thieves had been unaware of its value and sold it to an amateur collector. Ho Yik-chiu, Ng Wing-lun, and Hui Ping-kei all pleaded guilty. The defendants were each jailed for up to two and a half years.
Oblivious to the heist's value, thieves in Hong Kong sell a $292 million scroll for $25
8 days ago·Hong Kong

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