Friday, 17 August, 2018

Thieves Steal Swedish Crown Jewels Before Fleeing By Speedboat

Thieves steal Swedish royal crowns, flee in motorboat Swedish crown jewels stolen from cathedral in daring speedboat heist
Gerardo Duncan | 02 August, 2018, 00:33

Among the jewels stolen are two royal crowns of King Karl IX and Queen Kristina, as well as a royal orb.

The crowns and the orb were reportedly exhibited in locked glass cases, which ultimately proved to be no match for the two thieves.

"These are items that are completely unique, well-known.in Sweden and probably even internationally", he said.

Police made public the details of the robbery in an attempt to identify the thieves.

The two men dashed to a boat docked nearby.

The burial site for Sweden's 17th century royals, the Gothic-style cathedral is built mainly in red bricks, and belongs to the Lutheran church. Police have used helicopters to try to track them down.

Strangnas is a small town south of Stockholm. It's popular with Stockholm commuters and tourists, who come to see the cathedral and a street that has been called the prettiest in Sweden.

Strangnas cathedral has been closed so that "technical examinations" can be carried out, a police statement added.

The stolen artifacts are funeral regalia, which are placed inside or on top of a coffin to symbolize a deceased royal's identity and social ranking. The royal jewels were initially buried with the couple but were then exhumed and put on display in the cathedral, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. They were eventually found and returned to the cathedral.

No one has been arrested or taken into custody in connection to the crime, and the particular lake is full of islands, likely making the thieves tough to follow.

"It's despicable that people would steal from a holy building and a historical building", said Rowell.

Recommended

Manchester United back José Mourinho despite manager's transfer frustrations Manchester United back José Mourinho despite manager's transfer frustrations United is without a number of players after they were given extended breaks following the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation .

Trump Lawyer: Odds Against President Testifying in Russia Probe Trump Lawyer: Odds Against President Testifying in Russia Probe A successful conviction would give momentum to Mueller since the probe began 14 months ago. The Trump team began publicly arguing this assertion since late previous year .

Manafort Drops Appeal of Civil Case Against Mueller Manafort Drops Appeal of Civil Case Against Mueller Ellis has since ruled that Mueller is acting within the scope of his investigation in pursuing charges against Manafort. The trial is expected to drag on for at least three weeks, with jury selection for the case beginning on Tuesday.

Trump open to visiting Moscow, White House says Trump open to visiting Moscow, White House says The precise nature of the blackmail remains a mystery. "But there would need to be the appropriate conditions", Putin said. By the way, he has such an invitation, I told him about that". "OK, that's going to be special", Coats added with a laugh.

US Q2 GDP growth hits 4.1%, best pace in 4 years US Q2 GDP growth hits 4.1%, best pace in 4 years TRUMP , on GDP figures: "On Friday, numbers come out and I don't know what they are, but there are predictions from 3.8 to 5.3". It followed first-quarter growth of 2.2 percent that was revised from 2 percent, the Commerce Department reported Friday .

Taliban official says group spoke with U.S Taliban official says group spoke with U.S However, according to the New York Times , the US State Department did not deny that its diplomats had taken part in any talks. The Taliban are reported to have insisted that no Afghan officials should be present at the meeting with Ms Wells.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Report Leaves Families in Dark Four Years On Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Report Leaves Families in Dark Four Years On However, investigators say they are confident the aircraft was deliberately flown off course and into the Indian Ocean . Malaysia's government has said it is open to resume searching if credible evidence of the plane's location emerges.

Over 40 lakh left out of complete draft NRC in Assam Over 40 lakh left out of complete draft NRC in Assam The names of his son and daughter too were missing from the NRC, which is being updated to detect illegal migrants in Assam. Villagers wait outside the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre at Mayong Village in Morigaon district.

Giuliani: dozens more tapes of Cohen, Trump yet to be heard Giuliani: dozens more tapes of Cohen, Trump yet to be heard But from the start, I've had the sense that Giuliani does know specifically what Cohen is talking about but is denying the specifics.

Residents flee California wildfire as it tears through towns Residents flee California wildfire as it tears through towns Two firefighters were killed: Redding fire inspector Jeremy Stoke and a bulldozer operator whose name wasn't immediately released. Bledsoe's husband, Ed, wasn't home when the fire struck, according to an online fundraiser created by another family member.

Facebook Suffers Huge One-Day Drop in Market Value Facebook Suffers Huge One-Day Drop in Market Value They believe users have woken up to Facebook's growing list of controversies and chose to vote with their "Log Out" buttons. During the call, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg tried to recast the disappointing earnings.

Priyanka Chopra had once revealed the reason she wanted to marry Priyanka Chopra had once revealed the reason she wanted to marry Nick and Priyanka have been reportedly dating since late May, and sources tell People magazine that 25-year-old Nick popped the question during Chopra's 36th birthday party last week.

USA prepares new sanctions against Russian Federation USA  prepares new sanctions against Russian Federation In the declaration, Pompeo took Russian Federation to task for it actions in Ukraine, particularly the 2014 annexation of Crimea. But Russia also did not immediately jump at the opportunity to schedule a second summit between the two leaders.

Weather warning issued for Northamptonshire Weather warning issued for Northamptonshire Edinburgh's soaring temperatures (peaking at 26C) will drop down to around 20C tonight as cloud cover rolls over the clear skies. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said high temperatures in hospitals were leaving nurses exhausted, sick and dizzy.

BriefOne Israeli dead and two wounded in stabbing attack north of Jerusalem BriefOne Israeli dead and two wounded in stabbing attack north of Jerusalem Attacks against Israelis in the West Bank are supported by many Palestinians as pushing back against settlement growth. The teenage assailant climbed over a wall and snuck into the settlement on Thursday evening, the Israeli army said.