Suitcase containing £1m of gems stolen from London train

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Euston Station, the proposed terminus for HS2, is pictured on February 21, 2017 in London, England. The HS2 Hybrid Bill, which allows building to begin on the High Speed 2 Rail Network, passes into law on Thursday.  The network will provide a high speed rail link from London to the West Midlands, known as Phase 1, with Phase 2 expected to connect Birmingham with Leeds and Manchester. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

A suitcase containing £1 million worth of gems has been stolen from a train luggage rack.

A jewellery dealer heading to Birmingham boarded the train at London’s Euston station. The 35-year old placed his suitcase full of gems in the luggage rack, and realised it was missing when the train stopped at Rugby in Warwichshire.

Police believe his large black case, which had more than 40 gems, including rubies, emeralds and sapphires, was taken before the train left Euston last Wednesday (Nov 8).

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Detectives have released CCTV images of a dark-haired man they want to speak to.

The dealer boarded the 19:03 Euston service at about 18:30.

Det Sgt Nick Thompson, from British Transport Police, says: “I would like to speak to the man in the CCTV images about this extremely high value luggage theft.

“I’d also like to hear from anyone who was on board the train or at Euston station on Wednesday evening, who may have seen a man acting suspiciously.”

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