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Man Charged With Stealing Antique Books

After 2 years on the lam, a British man has been charged with theft of 13 volumes worth £50,000 from the Royal Horticultural Society’s London library.

William Jacques allegedly signed into the library under the false identity of Mr Santoro and then stole the books by hiding them under his jacket.

Jacques is “of no fixed address” so I guess we can presume the books weren’t added to his personal library…

Posted by on December 31, 2009.

Categories: antiquarian, books, crime, news, UK

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