Three Arrested Over Spectacular Dresden Museum Jewelery Heist

Police have detained three people that they have suspected to be involved in a jewel heist at a museum that is housing one of Europe’s greatest collections of treasures.

Police have detained three people that they have suspected to be involved in a jewel heist at a museum that is housing one of Europe’s greatest collections of treasures.

In November last year, the thieves stole three sets of early 18th-century jewelry, some set with diamonds and rubies, from Dresden’s Gruenes Gewoelbe or Green Vault museum.

Bild newspaper has previously reported that the stolen jewels are worth over 1 billion euros.

Security camera footage showed two men breaking into the museum through a grilled window. Officers rushed to the scene five minutes after the alarm went off, however the thieves managed to escape.

The three Germans that were arrested were accused of “serious gang robbery and two accounts of arson,” and will soon appear before an investigating judge.


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