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Swedish crown jewels have been stolen from cathedral

Thieves have, in a Swedish cathedral, a few crown jewels stolen.

The theft took place in the cathedral of Strängnäs, west of Stockholm, during the opening hours.

Two crowns and a orb have been stolen. It comes to begrafenisregalia of the Swedish king Karl IV and his wife queen Kristin, who around 1600 lived. The jewels were initially buried with the rulers. Later they are dug up to exhibit.

A witness tells Aftonbladet that he had two men saw away in a small white motorboat saw jumping. Thus they fled.

Despite a massive manhunt, the perpetrators still on the run. The police is looking for witnesses and tips. In two places would all of searches have taken place.

The police says that they are the value of the jewels do not know. “It is too hard to make these things a value. They are such unique objects.”

Catharina Fröjd, in the cathedral works, called the theft a ‘huge cultural and economic loss’.

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