Three years ago, the Museum of the Green Vaults in Dresden was robbed.
Thefts from famous museums are rare and any attack becomes a sensation. Three years ago, two unknown men broke into one of the oldest and richest museums in the world, the Dresden Museum “Green Vaults” (Grunes Gevelbe) in the morning. They acted brazenly and took the “priceless” jewels of the 18th century. The robbery lasted only a few minutes.
The thieves broke a glass display case containing three sets of baroque jewelery encrusted with precious stones: brooches, buttons, buckles and more.
– In no other collection in Europe have jewelry or jewelry sets been preserved in such a form and quantity, – Dirk Sindrum, director of the Green Vault, emphasized the importance of the stolen.
Museum workers and art historians consoled themselves with the fact that stolen items could not be legally sold, but no one canceled the black market.
To solve the case, a special investigative group, called “Epaulette”, was created, which included 20 officers. And now, three years later, most of the stolen items have returned to the museum.
The police managed to find 31 stolen exhibits in Berlin, seize them and deliver them to Dresden for examination, which should establish their authenticity and safety. The investigation refrains from the details of this special operation, acknowledging that so far not all the decorations have been found. But the Dresden authorities were more accommodating. They reported that among those returned were a large diamond brooch and a diamond-embellished shoulder strap.
In January of this year, those accused of a daring robbery appeared in court.
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In January of this year, six people appeared before the court, who were accused of an armed robbery and arson committed on November 25, 2019. The detainees were accused of stealing jewelry insured for at least 114 million euros.