Royal jewels snatched from cathedral in Sweden

Lester Mason
August 1, 2018

The subsequent manhunt has not yet resulted in any arrests and authorities appear to have few indications as to where the men may have escaped.

The stolen crown jewels were reportedly locked behind glass, and the cathedral was open to visitors at the time of the robbery.

But they were exhumed later and their crowns were put on display.

An eyewitness, Tom Rowsell, said: "One of my friends saw two people running". They asked the public for help, while Sweden's main news agency, TT, said an worldwide inquiry for the artifacts would be made in Interpol's system.

Later another police spokesman said the thieves could have left the boat and jumped into a getaway auto.

Among the priceless possessions taken were two gold crowns, which belonged to King Karl IX and Queen Kristina. We have some different information about how exactly the boat looked.


King Karl IX died in 1611 and his wife Queen Kristina died in 1625.

"We contacted the police and told them and they told us that something had been taken from the cathedral", he said.

The witness claims he knew something was up because of the way "they were behaving". We are now examining all the tips we receive.

'The girls said it was odd, in this small quiet town but the fact that the boat was waiting, it was obvious to me that they were burglars.

'I think it's bad, it's despicable that people would steal from a holy building and take something of historic and monetary value. "We have high hopes of getting them back".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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