From their initial investigation, police have been told that several months ago strangers approached the home’s owner, an elderly woman who lives alone adjacent to the museum, representing themselves as working for the Jerusalem municipality and the municipal water company. They claimed that they needed to drill the hole to fix a water leak. They then returned to the site on a daily basis.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Mystery tunnel near the Rockefeller
STRANGE: Jerusalem Police Suspect Tunnel Dug Under Museum to Steal Antiquities. Entrance to the 30-meter long tunnel discovered at a private home near the Rockefeller Museum, but an antiquities authority official casts doubt that it was to be used to steal from the museum (Nir Hasson, Haaretz).