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Thieves steal Swedish crown jewels, flee in motorboat

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/swedish-royal-crown-jewels-thieves-motorboat-1.4769483

Thieves in Sweden walked into a small town's medieval cathedral in daylight and made off with priceless crown jewels dating back to the early 1600s before escaping by speedboat, police said Wednesday.

Two men vanished after the heist into a vast patchwork of lakes around Strangnas, 60 kilometres west of the capital of Stockholm, around noon Tuesday, police said.

The thieves snatched two gold crowns and an orb made for King Karl IX and Queen Kristina. One of the crowns is encrusted with precious stones. The stolen items were on display at an exhibition in the cathedral, and visitors were inside at the time.

"The alarm went off when the burglars smashed the security glass and stole the artifacts," said Catharina Frojd, a spokesperson for the 14th-century cathedral.

Could it be the Pink Panthers?

Re: Thieves steal Swedish crown jewels, flee in motorboat

Paging Inspector Clouseau, Paging Inspector Clouseau…

Re: Thieves steal Swedish crown jewels, flee in motorboat

Re: Thieves steal Swedish crown jewels, flee in motorboat

I would have been cheering them on. Sweet heist.
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