Swedish royal jewels stolen as thieves get away on a motorboat

Swedish royal jewels stolen as thieves get away on a motorboat

Thieves have stolen two crowns and an orb from the Swedish royal family's collection, making off in a motorboat after the heist.

Two crowns and a jewelled orb were stolen from the Strangnas Cathedral in the western part of Stockholm on Tuesday morning (July 31). Royal Central reports that the crowns were burial crowns that were later exhumed and put on display at the cathedral.

The thieves have not yet been captured.

"We are looking for a small and open motorboat".

Two men reportedly lifted them from locked glass boxes and made their getaway in a speedboat waiting at a nearby waterway. They are made of gold, precious stones and pearls.

A police spokesperson said it was possible they hightailed it into the region's hinterlands, or may have used a getaway vehicle to reach Stockholm itself.

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They asked the public for help, while Sweden's main news agency, TT, said an worldwide inquiry for the artifacts would be made in Interpol's system. We have some different information about how exactly the boat looked.

'I knew immediately they were burglars because of the way they were behaving.

The objects were on display, but under lock and key, at the cathedral about 50 miles from Stockholm. Police have used helicopters to try to track them down.

Police chief spokesman Thomas Agnevik told Swedish TV the lost objects were "invaluable objects of national interest".

'I think it's bad, it's despicable that people would steal from a holy building and take something of historic and monetary value. He also said, "We contacted the police and they told us they had taken something from the cathedral".

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