Swedish police begin hunt for crown jewel thieves

August 6, 2018

According to The Telegraph:

A major manhunt was underway in Sweden on Wednesday as police scrambled to track down a pair of thieves who robbed the country’s crown jewels in broad daylight before escaping on a speed boat.

…the crowns of King Karl IX and Queen Christina, as well as a royal orb, were snatched from Strängnäs Cathedral by two men on Tuesday around lunchtime.

The 1611 gold burial crowns were originally interred with the couple but were later exhumed and had been on display in a locked cabinet in the cathedral, 60 miles west of Stockholm.

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