Bell Stolen from Costa Concordia

Underwater thieves bypassed laser security

Thieves in diving gear stole the bell from the Costa Concordia shipwreck more than two weeks ago, Italian officials said Thursday. The bell was submerged in 26 feet of water, and the thieves had to avoid both a 24-hour police surveillance team and a laser system meant to measure shifts in the shipwreck to avoid detection. The mayor of Giglio, Italy—the small island where the ship crashed in January—said he believes the thieves chose the bell as a "morbid memento." The incident is under investigation.

Read more at Reuters

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