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MIDGETS' GEMS How a gang of 'conspicuously small' thieves carried out the...

•, Guy Birchall

A GANG of tiny thieves have pulled off the biggest heist in history by stealing €1billion worth of precious gems from a museum in Germany.

The pint-sized pilferers broke in to Dresden's Green Vault museum early yesterday via a 1ft gap in a little window.

Security sources told Germany's Bild paper they are believed to be "noticeably small" to fit through.

The museum has already issued a plea for the thieves not to destroy or melt down the priceless historical artefacts saying they are of "inestimable cultural and historical value".

Here's the break down how the crooks pulled off what is thought to be comfortably the largest heist in history, smashing the previous record $500million raid on the Gardner Museum in Boston nearly 30 years ago.

Though the police investigation into the audacious theft has only just begun, some aspects on how the burglars pulled it off have come to light.