The Teatro Nacional appears to be the victim of an inside job. The theater officials reported Wednesday that historical objects stored in the orchestra pit area under the stage have been taken. A report was made to the Judicial Investigating Organization when officials first realized that a small gold cherub was missing. That was reported by Carmen Marín, head of the Unidad de Conservación, said the theater.
The missing item caused theater officials to order an inventory, and 36 more objects were determined to be missing. Judicial police speculate that the items were removed a few at a time from the area where only employees normally have access. The theater officials said that a lot of surplus material is kept in the same area.