Habsburg antiques theft fugitives run out of money

A couple suspected of having stolen antiques worth millions of Euros from a Habsburg family-owned estate have been arrested in Morocco.Claudia and Engelbert M. applied for support at the Austrian embassy in the Moroccan capital Rabat after having run out of money at the weekend. The married couple were arrested when officials realised they are the main suspects for a spectacular antiques theft.The 42-year-old woman and her 39-year-old husband had been on the run for four weeks after antiques, paintings and silver plates of an insurance value of several million Euros were taken during a break-in at the hunting lodge of Karl I.’s grandson Karl Habsburg-Lothringen near Türnitz in Lower Austria.Claudia, who worked at the estate as a cleaner for years, and Engelbert M. are accused of having tried to sell the stolen objects at flea markets across Austria. The Carinthians were flown to Frankfurt in Germany from where they will be extradited to Austria as soon as the snow-stricken airport begins operating again.