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Idiot’s gold: thieves swipe 2,200 medals from Tata Mumbai Marathon


Six males have been arrested in Mumbai, India, after making an attempt to steal 2,000 finisher medals at Sunday’s Tata Mumbai Marathon, below the mistaken perception that they’d (actually) struck gold.

The six males had been employed as labourers to help in putting in tents and banners alongside the race course. The deputy commissioner of police knowledgeable The Hindustan Occasions that the group believed the medals held substantial worth.

Photograph: Tata Mumbai Marathon/Fb

Their grand plan hit a velocity bump when just a few eagle-eyed native law enforcement officials caught them hauling massive containers out of varied tents. Upon confrontation, the officers discovered that the containers contained the Mumbai Marathon medals. The Hindustan Occasions reported that the lads had gathered 22 of the 160 containers, totalling 2,200 medals, which had been loaded into a close-by automobile. The police arrested the six people concerned on Sunday, charging them with theft.

Opposite to the thieves’ assumption that the medals had been product of gold, most race-finisher medals are created from numerous metallic alloys, and have minimal worth. In accordance with race organizers, the stolen medals have a worth of 138 rupees (round $2).

(It’s value noting that even Olympic gold medals, whereas priceless of their significance, are primarily composed of silver, then plated with a minimal of six grams of precise gold, however their market worth is simply round $750, based mostly on present metallic costs.)

The 2024 Tata Mumbai Marathon is among the greatest races globally and holds the excellence of being the biggest marathon in Asia, attracting greater than 50,000 contributors yearly. The race organizers confirmed that each participant who crossed the end line ended up receiving a medal.



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