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Thieves flee in speedboat with Swedish crown jewels

Thieves flee in speedboat with Swedish crown jewels”

Police in Sweden are looking for jewel thieves who stole two priceless royal crowns and an orb from a cathedral.

The items had previously been stored in their tomb.

The robbers then made their getaway in a motorboat that was waiting just a couple of hundred metres away, on lake Malaren, Sweden's third biggest lake, police said.

An eyewitness told a local news outlet that once they reached the lake, the thieves jumped into a "little white boat". "It is invaluable items of national interest", police spokesman Thomas Agnevik told Swedish media.

The church was open to visitors when the theft took place, and the jewels were in a locked display cabinet that was fitted with an alarm, The Local reports.

In 2013, 16th-century copies of King Johan III's crown, orb and scepter were stolen from the cathedral in the central Swedish city of Vasteras, 60 miles west of the capital Stockholm, during a nighttime burglary.

Police tape is pictured at Strangnas Cathedral after thieves stole royal crowns from the 17th century, in Strangnas, Sweden July 31, 2018.

The men were seen escaping in a motorboat.

The crowns were part of the funeral regalia of Charles IX, son of Gustav Vasa, who was buried in the cathedral in 1611.

Police said in a statement that they were alerted to the theft at 11.44am. The king's crown is made of gold and features crystals and pearls, while Christina's is smaller and made of gold, precious stones and pearls.

"It's despicable that people would steal from a holy building", he said. He also said, "We contacted the police and they told us they had taken something from the cathedral".

Agnevik added: "But if they are pros, we may not get the items back or find whoever did this".



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