Just days after $1 billion worth of jewels were stolen from the Grüne Gewölbe (Green Vault) in Dresden, yet another heist has taken place at a German museum. This time, the Stasi Museum in Berlin — the former headquarters of the East German secret police — was burglarized. Several medals and pieces of jewelry were stolen.
The thieves entered the building on Sunday by climbing onto the roof of the entrance hall and entering through a window. They then proceeded to break several glass display cases to get to Soviet-era medals, such as an Order of Karl Marx, an Order of Lenin, and a Hero of the Soviet Union, before taking jewelry from a different part of the museum. While the value of the stolen items pales in comparison to what was taken from Dresden — some of the items were replicas — the incident still indicates a sense of insecurity for German museums.