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Man arrested in relation to the theft of the Swedish Crown Jewels

Swedish Police have confirmed that they have arrested a person in relation to the theft of the Swedish royal regalia which was stolen six weeks ago. The detention hearing will be held on Friday.

Not much more information has been released, however, the police have confirmed that the stolen regalia is still missing. The man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of theft. Prosecutors say that the man is suspected to be one of the main characters behind the theft.

Prosecutor Reena Devgun said: “We are now working towards the detention hearing on Friday. We need to collect our evidence that we will present. We are still working actively to recover the stolen goods.”

In a police appeal following the theft, one of the suspects that was described as 180 centimetres tall, skinny, and was wearing a light beige jacket with dark long pants. The other was slightly shorter than 180 centimetres, heavier, had on a dark jacket with a possibly slightly red below item of clothing below, and had dark hair or something dark on their head.

The royal crowns of King Karl IX & Strängnäs Cathedral. PHOTO: LIVRUSTKAMMAREN & RIGGWELTER VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS.

The police have thanked the public for the help they have received and still want everyone to report any information as soon as possible and if they know anything more.

It was on Tuesday afternoon 26 July when parts of the Swedish Royal Regalia were stolen from the Strängnäs Cathedral. It was the two royal crowns of King Karl IX and Queen Kristina as well as one royal orb that was stolen by two unidentified men. The items that were stolen were originally interred in Karl IX’s grave but were later exhumed and put on display.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.