TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -Thieves have stolen two crowns and an orb from the Swedish royal family’s collection, making off in a motorboat after the heist.
The priceless artifacts were snatched from a cathedral in Strangnas, about an hour west of the capital Stockholm, at lunchtime on Tuesday, police said.
The robbers broke into a glass case that held the funeral regalia of King Karl IX and his wife Queen Kristina and swiped the two crowns and an orb from the 17th century.
The robbers then made their getaway in a motorboat that was waiting just a couple of hundred meters away on lake Malaren, Sweden’s third biggest lake, police said.
No arrests have yet been made and no suspects had been identified but police are now publicizing the theft to try to recover the valuables.
“We want to spread information and pictures of these data-x-items so that they can be identified as stolen objects,” police spokesman Thomas Agnevik said.
King Karl IX died in 1611 and his wife Queen Kristina in 1625. The data-x-items are priceless and police said that the objects would be very hard to sell on the open market.