(1938-03-05) Ministry Property Stolen

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Details for Ministry Property Stolen
Summary: Ministry officials were attacked, and the cargo they were transporting was stolen by unidentified assailants.
Date: March 5, 1938
Location: {$location}

March 4 — Last night, just before midnight, a multi-departmental Ministry operation was interrupted by unidentified assailants. According to Commissioner Bob Ogden, the officials that were attacked were from the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, as well as the Department of Mysteries. It is believed by one source that the six officials were transporting secret cargo from the Department of Mysteries to Gringotts for secure storage, but this remains unconfirmed by Ogden or Chief of Mysteries, Walter St. Cloud.

The brazen attack took place on Diagon Alley, where the Ministry officials were apparently ambushed. Five officials were injured, and one unidentified official, believed to be an Unspeakable, was killed. The survivors were taken to St. Mungo's for treatment of their wounds. A lone witness describes the attackers as wizards wearing black robes, with hoods covering their faces, and reports that approximately a dozen attacked the Ministry wizards.

"We will not rest until these vicious criminals are brought to justice," Commissioner Ogden vowed in a statement this morning.

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