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Swedish crown jewels stolen in broad-daylight heist
|Last Edited||IndyGeorgia Aug 01, 2018 06:53pm|
|Author||Saphora Smith and Jessica Sherwood|
|News Date||Wednesday, August 1, 2018 01:35:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||LONDON — Thieves snatched some of Sweden's crown jewels before escaping in a speedboat as part of a Hollywood-style heist in broad daylight. |
Police used helicopters to chase the culprits Tuesday, but no arrests have been made.
Two 17th-century crowns originally belonging to King Karl IX and Queen Kristina were stolen along with a royal orb, officials said. They are made of gold, precious stones and pearls.
The items were locked away in alarmed displays at Strängnäs Cathedral, which is located west of Stockholm.
The raid happened just before noon local time (6 a.m. ET) on Tuesday when the site was open to tourists.
The thieves are believed to have escaped using a vast network of nearby lakes.
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