An employee of Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the British Queen Elizabeth in London, has been sentenced to eight months in prison.
He stole dozens of medals, signed photos and other items from the palace. The PA news agency reported this on Monday.
The 37-year-old man has worked as an assistant at the palace’s catering service since 2015. Police found a “significant number” of stolen items during a search of the man’s room in the palace.
According to the British public broadcaster BBC, he confessed to three thefts he allegedly committed between November 11, 2019, and August 7, 2020.
He stole the items from the souvenir shop, staff lockers and the storage room of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York and the Queen’s second eldest son.
He sold the stolen items, including two medals and a photo album of the state banquet for US President Donald Trump, for well below their value on eBay.
All stolen items were worth up to £ 100,000. The human-made £ 7,741 on the 37 pieces he eventually managed to sell.