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Offbeat Priceless Crown Jewels Stolen in Sweden — and the Thieves Had a Getaway Boat!

15:41  01 august  2018
15:41  01 august  2018 Source:   people.com

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Swedish police are on the hunt for a pair of thieves who stole some of the country’ s priceless crown jewels — and Two crowns and an orb — the 17th century funeral regalia of King Karl IX and his wife Queen Kristina — were I saw a white little boat and the men jumped in the boat and gassed away .”

Two crowns and an orb — the 17th century funeral regalia of King Karl IX and his wife Queen Kristina — were stolen from a glass case at a cathedral in Strängnäs, which is near Stockholm, Reuters reported. I saw a white little boat and the men jumped in the boat and gassed away .”

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Swedish police are on the hunt for a pair of thieves who stole some of the country’s priceless crown jewels — and escaped on a speedboat, according to local media.

Two crowns and an orb — the 17th century funeral regalia of King Karl IX and his wife Queen Kristina — were stolen from a glass case at a cathedral in Strängnäs, which is near Stockholm, Reuters reported.

Swedish authorities also confirmed the theft in a press release.

The suspects were seen fleeing the cathedral in a motorboat across nearby Lake Mälaren, Reuters said.

Witness Tom Rowsell told local media, Aftonbladet, he was having lunch nearby “and one of my friends saw two people run from different directions. I saw a white little boat and the men jumped in the boat and gassed away.”

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Police in Sweden have launched a manhunt after thieves swiped some of the country' s crown jewels from a cathedral and escaped by speedboat. Two priceless crowns and an orb belonging to a 17th Century king and queen were taken at around midday on Tuesday in Strängnäs, near Stockholm.

Swedish police have mobilized their land, sea and air forces to catch two men who stole 17th The crowns and the orb were reportedly exhibited in locked glass cases, which ultimately proved to be no match for the two thieves . "We have some different information about how exactly the boat looked.

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The jewels are decorated with gold, precious stones and pearls, marking “an enormous loss in cultural value and economic value,” Catharina Fröjd, a spokeswoman at Strängnäs cathedral, told Aftonbladet.

As the hunt continued late Tuesday, police spokesman Thomas Agnevik told Aftonbladet, “It’s 1-0 to them right now, but we do not know what it looks like tomorrow.”

Agnevik added to Reuters, “What usually happens with this type of object is that they are recovered sooner or later, because there are very few people who are prepared to handle such items.” He said that authorities have “high hopes” of retrieving the jewels.

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