Golden Toilet Worth R86 Million Still Missing Two Years after It Was Stolen

Golden Toilet Worth R86 Million Still Missing Two Years after It Was Stolen

  • A functional gold toilet stolen from the Blenheim Palace in the UK is still missing
  • The toilet, made in honour of former Winston Churchill, was stolen during a daring heist in 2019
  • Seven people were arrested, but none was charged in connection with the theft

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On September 14 2019, a golden toilet was stolen from the Blenheim Palace in the UK, prompting investigations into the incident.

Golden toilet dubbed American stolen in 2019.
A golden toilet worth R86 million is still missing. Photo: David Goddard.
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However, two years later, no one has been charged in court over the daring theft, and the toilet is yet to be recovered.

The functional toilet was part of an art exhibition when it went missing.

The BBC reported that seven people had been arrested for the theft, but no formal charges have been filed.

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Two years ago, a gang broke into the palace and removed the toilet during the daring theft, causing significant damage and flooding.

Soon after, a reward of R200 000 was announced for anyone with leads about the thieves.

A police officer who spoke to the publication regarding the theft said recovering the toilet would be an uphill task.

According to the police officer, the toilet was most likely smelted and sold off.

"I wonder if it's in the shape of a toilet to be perfectly honest. If you have that large amount of gold I think it seems likely that someone has already managed to dispose of it one way or another,” he said.

66-Year-old man arrested for stealing solid gold toilet from palace

Earlier, Briefly News reported that a gang of thieves bolted with an 18-carat solid gold toilet seat after they broke into Oxfordshire Palace and stole the artwork.

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Thames Valley Police confirmed that the gang gotten into the place and stolen the toilet piece, entitled America, which people had been visiting to use. The toilet was functional and had been connected to the building's plumbing system.

A 66-year-old man was nabbed after the golden seat went missing and is in police custody.

America, the golden toilet, was part of an exhibition by an Italian conceptual artist, Maurizio Cattelan, that opened earlier this year.


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