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World – Times Online
November 24, 2006
“A mysterious gap in a dusty bookshelf gave the game away for a corrupt library worker who stole more than $1 million US of antique tomes from one of Germanyâ€™s most respected universities.
Now the trial of Reinhold K (he cannot be named before the hearing) , who slipped 16th-century botanical works under his long black coat, is set to expose the increasingly lucrative world of library theft.
Across Europe, thieves have been targeting ancient and well-stocked libraries, and then feeding their booty to unscrupulous booksellers and auction houses.”