Dresden jewel theft


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During the Dresden jewel theft on November 25, 2019, art objects and jewels were stolen from the historic green vault of the Dresden Residenzschloss .

Overview

Early Monday morning on November 25, 2019, the historic part of the Green Vault was broken into . The investigators assume at least seven perpetrators who were involved in the break-in. Within a few minutes, they stole eleven complete and around a dozen pieces of precious jewelry with diamonds and brilliant-cut diamonds from a showcase in the jewelry room. The Dresden Police Department has set up a special commission called “Epaulette”. In agreement with the Dresden Public Prosecutor's office, the police offered a reward of 500,000 euros for information that led to the investigation or arrest of the perpetrator or to the discovery of the stolen property.

Stolen jewelry

Eleven objects, parts of two other pieces and several diamond-studded skirt buttons were stolen.

From the jewelry of the queens :

  • a diamond-set aigrette for the hair in the shape of the sun
  • Parts of a diamond necklace belonging to Queen Amalie Auguste
  • a large breast bow
  • Part of a muff hook

From the diamond rose set :

From the diamond set :

Course of events determined so far

Floor plan of the historic Green Vault: Precious room (6), coat of arms room (7), jewel room (8)

Shortly before 5 a.m., a power box in the catacombs under the Augustus Bridge was deliberately set on fire, causing lanterns around the theater square to fail. Eight struts of a wrought-iron window grille on the Historic Green Vault were cut. The perpetrators tore the corner window made of safety glass from the anchorage and climbed into the precious room in twos using a ladder . From the precious room they walked in the dark, with flashlights as a source of light, purposefully through the coat of arms room to the jewel room and hacked open a showcase with an ax, as later showed on pictures from the surveillance cameras. From this they stole parts of three sets from the 18th century; Affected are the diamond rose set , the diamond set and the jewelry of the queens . They then sprayed fire extinguishing powder . The amount of damage is difficult to quantify, as objects of this quality are rarely offered in the art trade, but the non-material damage is immense due to the uniqueness of the pieces.

Two security guards observed the crime on screens, but were not allowed to intervene personally for security reasons, only to inform the police. The manhunt is not limited to the urban area of ​​Dresden. The police in Görlitz and Chemnitz and in the neighboring federal states were also involved. On the morning of the break-in, the burned-out getaway car, an Audi A6 Avant that was deregistered in 2017 , was discovered in an underground car park on Kötzschenbroder Strasse in the Mickten district of Dresden ( Pieschen district ).

Investigations

Immediately after the theft, four security guards were investigated and one was provisionally arrested. He was accused of having supported the perpetrators by giving them "documents on the premises of the Green Vault and the security systems". He was released after no suspicious evidence was found in an apartment search.

In March 2020, the investigators published a phantom image of a suspect for the first time. The person depicted in the phantom is a 25-year-old man who is said to have picked up the getaway car in Magdeburg.

At the beginning of September 2020, Saxon and Berlin authorities searched an internet café in the Berlin district of Neukölln and a private apartment. The suspicion was directed against a man who was not suspect himself, who allegedly sold SIM cards registered under fictitious names , which were used by the perpetrators in the context of the theft of jewels. Several pieces of evidence were seized.

On November 17, 2020, 1638 police officers searched a total of 18 objects with a focus on the Berlin district of Neukölln in a raid under the direction of the Soko "Epaulette". The Berlin police arrested three suspects from the Remmo clan who are accused of serious gang theft and arson. In addition, two other people from the clan were put out to be searched.

Movies

  • The jewel coup - breaking into the Dresden treasury. Exactly - the story. Report, 30:07 min. A film by Adina Rieckmann, Heike Römer-Menschel, Ina Klempnow. MDR television . German premiere: December 18, 2019 ( online on YouTube).

Web links

Commons : Dresden jewel theft  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  5. ^ Art theft in the Green Vault Dresden: About 20 pieces are missing. In: Welt.de. November 27, 2019, accessed November 27, 2019 .
  6. Photo: Aigrette for sun-shaped hair. In: Spiegel Online. November 25, 2019, accessed November 26, 2019 .
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  17. Arched shoe buckle. In: skd.museum. November 27, 2019, accessed November 27, 2019 .
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  21. ↑ Breast star of the Polish White Eagle Order (diamond trim). In: skd.museum. November 25, 2019, accessed November 25, 2019 .
  22. Hat decoration, so-called heron neck (brilliant set). In: skd.museum. November 27, 2019, accessed November 27, 2019 .
  23. Epaulette with the so-called "Saxon White" from the diamond set. In: skd.museum. November 27, 2019, accessed November 27, 2019 .
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Coordinates: 51 ° 3 ′ 10.2 ″  N , 13 ° 44 ′ 10.9 ″  E