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Crown Jewels Stolen in Sweden

Police in Sweden are looking for two thieves who stole crown jewels and escaped by motorboat

A pair of thieves stole crown jewels on display in Sweden and made an action-movie escape by motorboat.

Crown jewels belonging to the royal family of Sweden have been stolen by two thieves, who jumped into a board and fled the scene.

The jewels were on display at a cathedral in southwestern Sweden on Tuesday, where eyewitnesses saw to men running before they contacted the local authorities.

The Swedish police are currently engaged in an all-out search operation by sea, land and air, but with no luck. “It’s 1-0 to them right now,” a police spokesperson told media.

The items stolen included two royal crowns, one belonging to 17th Century King Karl IX and another to his wife Queen Kristina.

Both crowns had originally been buried with the monarchs, but were later exhumed and put on display in Strangnas Cathedral.

“I have talked to someone at the county administrative board that says it is not possible to put an economic value on them – these are invaluable objects of national interest,” said police chief spokesperson Thomas Agnevik.

With no arrest been made in past two days, police are still looking for the perpetrators of the heist.

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