Stockholm, Aug 1: Two royal crowns belonging to the Swedish Royal Family were stolen were stolen from centuries-old Strangnas Cathedral in Sweden on Tuesday. Two suspected thieves were spotted fleeing with priceless crown jewels on a motorboat, with police chasing them. Thieves took away two royal crowns - one belonging to King Karl IX, the other to Queen Kristina - and royal orb from the cathedral.
Swedish Police spokesperson Thomas Agnevik said cops were chasing thieves in land, air and water. “It’s 1-0 to them right now,” he told Swedish television station SVT. "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," he added. No arrest was made so far. (ALSO READ: Beauty Queen From Massachusetts Returns Her Crown After #MeToo Joke Cracked on Stage)
Tom Rowsell, who is getting married at Strangnas Cathedral this weekend, witnessed the heist. He said he saw two people running on a 'white little boat' that was waiting for them. “I saw the boat just there, a white little boat, with a motor on the back. The two men hurriedly jumped on board. We contacted the police, and they told us they had taken something from the Cathedral," Roswell told Daily Mail. (ALSO READ: Odisha: Pallavi Darua Crowned as India's First 'Tribal Queen')
Strangnas Cathedral was open for public when the hesit took place. No one was injured during the robbery. In 2012, a 19-year-old man admitted stealing 850,000 kronor (£102,000) worth of jewels from Princess Christina's apartment near the Royal Palace. He reportedly sold most of the gems to two drug dealers and threw a tiara off a bridge in Stockholm.