A meteorite that was stolen five years ago from a small Australian museum, only two weeks after it was donated to that museum, was recovered by police two days ago.
While the police have returned the meteorite, they have not yet revealed much else.
On Saturday, Queensland Police executed a search warrant at a Cairns address and recovered the space rock, valued at more than $16,000.
Investigations are underway into the incident, and no charges have been laid, but the sisters are pleased the meteorite is back in their possession.
…Police investigating the incident said they were looking into a number of leads relating to the theft. “I believe it definitely has a story to tell,” Senior Constable Heidi Marek said. “I’ll leave it up to detectives to uncover that story but hopefully we’re able to reveal a bit of information down the track.”
That no charges were file is most puzzling. I hope the full story is soon revealed.
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