Swedish Crown Jewels Stolen


Swedish Crown Jewels Stolen
The Police chase thieves on motorboats after the raiders made off with the ‘priceless’ jewels they stole from the cathedral.

Some of Sweden’s crown jewels have been stolen from Strängnäs Cathedral in southeastern Sweden. Police are chasing the thieves in a major river chase in an attempt to get the invaluable pieces back.

The jewels that have been taken are two royal crowns – one belonging to King Karl IX, the other to Queen Kristina – were taken, as well as a royal orb.

A spokesman for the police, Thomas Agnevik, said: “It’s 1-0 to them right now.”

“I have talked to a person at the county administrative board that says that it is not possible to put an economic value on this… these are invaluable objects of national interest”.

The Police are gathering information about how exactly the boat that the raiders fled on looked, as they continue their hunt. They are searching in all directions, as by boat you can reach Mälaren, Köping or Arboga in the west, or Västerås, Eskilstuna or Stockholm if you drive east.

The objects were on display, but under lock and key, at the cathedral about 50 miles from Stockholm.


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