Diamond thieves broke into a vault in Dresden, Germany on Monday and made off with priceless treasures that are said to be valued at up to a billion euros.
As The Daily Mail reports:
Diamond thieves stole three ‘priceless’ sets of 18th-century jewellery from a German museum today in what could be the world’s biggest-ever heist.
Burglars broke into Dresden’s Green Vault in the early hours of this morning, switching off a power supply and breaking in through a window.
Once inside, they smashed open a cabinet and stole three jewellery ensembles which were commissioned by Saxony’s former ruler Augustus the Strong in an 18th-century show of power…
Experts at the museum, who once boasted that their collection was ‘as secure as Fort Knox’, said today that the value of the items stolen was ‘immeasurable’ and pleaded with the thieves not to destroy them.
The thieves were apparently able to make their getaway without getting caught by police, and a manhunt is now underway.