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The search for thieves who took $54,000 worth of gems and precious stones from the University Museum over the Fourth of July holiday spread through the entire United States this week.

Clifford Frondel, professor of Minerology and curator of the Mineralogical Museum, has prepared two comprehensive circulars which describe and picture the 84 carat diamond and about 50 other stones stolen from the Museum.

With the aid of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the circulars are being distributed to pawn shops, museums, and private collectors throughout the country.

Meanwhile in Washington, the FBI is processing various clues which detectives found at the scene of the burglary when they inspected the smashed safes and display cases on the morning of July 5.

At least two sets of excellent fingerprints were found around the safe and have been sent to Washington to be checked in the FBI's exhaustive files.

Police also report that while one of the thieves was cutting through the two inches of glass which covered the diamond, he cut himself on the ragged edges and left several bloodstains on the case. The blood was collected and has been sent to Washington for analysis.

At their crime-scene research, Cambridge police collected particles of dust from the room and especially the broken concrete wall of the safe. It is believed that some of the dust may have collected in the trousers cuffs or other articles of clothing he thieves were wearing.

A rubber trademarked heel was found on the floor of the Museum. It was also sent to Washington for analysis, and police are attempting to check local shoe distributors and manufacturers.

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