Treasures lie in unlikeliest of places and crooks are sometimes men with understanding, and so they find it out.

Could you have imagined that a suitcase on a metro train could contain precious stones worth about 1 million pounds, about 472 million naira?

Thieves saw the suitcase and then did what they are good at -  stole it.

Now, the British police have started hunting for an unidentified man on Tuesday after the suitcase disappeared from a luggage rack on a train at London’s Euston station.

The owner, a 35-year-old jewelry dealer, boarded a train to Birmingham on November 8 but when the train arrived at Rugby in central England, he discovered that his suitcase of rubies, emeralds and sapphires was no longer on the luggage rack.

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Police released a grainy image of a man who they said they would like to speak to.

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

“The suitcase was a large black suitcase and contained more than 40 gems such as rubies, emeralds and sapphires” Thompson added.

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