DENVER, Colo. – Several cities throughout the Midwest are reporting higher crime rates, with many of those crimes bearing resemblance to each other.
Several Egyptian artifacts, a golden ankh statue and an Anubis-head canopic jar, were stolen from a museum in St. Louis last week, according to local police reports. Within 48 hours of that robbery, a small band of thieves successfully stole Anubis and Bastet statues from a museum in Denver. Those were recovered later after a Good Samaritan reported the thieves unconscious in an alleyway, with the treasures nearby.
Similar heists have been reported in Omaha, Chicago, and Oklahoma City, with varying degrees of success, and all were committed by small groups in cloaks and masks. Aurors believe the incidents are magically related, and are trying to link them together for possible prosecution under organized crime statutes, should the suspects be caught.
In a prepared statement, Federal Aurors said they were searching for a connection. “While we are skeptical of these events being orchestrated by one central ‘crime boss,’ we are diligently looking for the connecting factors that link these crimes together. There are too many similarities to ignore.”