Thieves in UK steal 1934 Nobel Peace Prize

AP News
Posted: Apr 03, 2013 7:42 AM

LONDON (AP) — Police in northern England say thieves have stolen a gold Nobel Peace Prize awarded in the 1930s.

Northumbria Police say burglars broke into the cellar of the Newcastle Lord Mayor's house overnight between April 1 and April 2 and stole "a number" of very uncommon items valued at around 150,000 pounds ($226,700).

Police say the thieves made off with a large amount of antique silverware in addition to the Nobel, which was awarded in 1934 to former foreign secretary Arthur Henderson for his work on international disarmament.

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They appealed for help tracking down the items Wednesday, saying the stolen prize is "extremely rare, recognizable and historically important."