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Three Boys Arrested in Israel on Charge of Stealing the Tiara in Holy Sepulchre Church

Three Israeli boys, each aged 18, were arrested here today on charges of stealing the precious tiara which had been stolen almost two weeks ago from the head of a wooden statue to the Virgin Mary in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre here.

Israeli police said the boys were apprehended after they had tried to sell gold taken from the tiara to a dealer here. The thieves had apparently broken down the tiara, trying to sell it piecemeal. Police said that more arrests in the case were expected.