Robbery for 100 million in Dresden: the police found part of the stolen treasures of the “Green Vault”
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The valuables were found after negotiations with the lawyers of the alleged kidnappers.
German law enforcement officers discovered most of the items stolen in 2019 from the Dresden treasury “Green Vault”. This was reported on the website of the Dresden Prosecutor's Office.
It is known that 31 stolen items, including precious jewelry of great value, were found in Berlin. The finds were delivered to Dresden, accompanied by special police units. Now forensic examinations will take place, after which experts from the Dresden State Art Collections will check the exhibits for authenticity.
As explained by the representative of the German law enforcement agencies, the values were found after negotiations with the lawyers of the alleged kidnappers. Since the beginning of 2022, the trial against six people who are suspected of stealing from the Green Vault treasury has been ongoing in Dresden. Six are accused of stealing treasures: young people aged 23 to 28 years. All of them, according to the prosecution, are members of a well-known Berlin crime family.
The robbery of the treasury in Dresden: what is known
The “Green Vault” treasury is a collection of rare and highly significant jewels, one of the richest jewelery collections in Europe. In the XVIII century, during the reign of Augustus the Strong, the “Green Vault” was divided into several thematic collections, since then the royal treasury has also become a museum.
The princely collection of jewels in Dresden got its name from the spectacular columns in the hall of jewels Pretiosensaal (in Latin pretios– valuable), which were painted in malachite green.
The theft of the jewels from the Green Vault took place on November 25, 2019. The thieves got inside the building, sawing through the window bars on the first floor. After that, they broke the glass of the display case with jewelry and took away the contents – baroque jewelry made of gold with precious stones.
It is clarified that the criminals previously set fire to the transformer in the catacombs, due to which almost all the major museums of Dresden were de-energized – so the robbers fearlessly climbed into the treasury through the window. However, they were nevertheless filmed by a surveillance camera.
The insured value of the stolen exhibits is 113.8 million euros.