A year ago, three people stirred up diamond theft of one billion euros in Germany. One of these diamonds was studded in a 16th century sword. Police raided apartments in Berlin in the morning and detained three suspects on suspicion of robbery at the Green Vault Museum last year. The police searched 18 apartments, garages and vehicles and seized digital data, clothing, tools.
Arrest in different parts of the country
It was such a huge operation that 1,638 officers took part in it, which hindered traffic. Three people from Germany were arrested and will be produced before a judge. Force said the arrests have been made in different parts of the country. However, not much information was given about it. Security camera footage showed two people breaking into the museum and entering a window grill.
Included many diamonds
One of the stolen items was a sword which contained 9 large diamonds and 770 small diamonds. At the same time, the 49-carat Dresden White diamonds were worn in the shoulder wear. These are one of the most precious gems that were included in the collection of former ruler August the Strong. Police say the thieves may have switched off the alarm systems by cutting power.
Hard to price
Museum director Marion Ackerman said last year that the material in the jewelry was not of much value but being in a set, they were worth more. He told that these precious gems are a treasure of art and culture and it is difficult to price them. Another director of the museum, Dirk Syndrum, has said that these sets are in a way equivalent to World Heritage. In addition to diamonds, Sapphire, Ruby and Emerald were also among the stolen sets, he said.