World's biggest robbery

Tue Nov 26 2019 20:51:17 GMT+0530 (IST)

The Green Vault in Dresden was targeted by thieves early on Monday morning. At least two burglars broke in through a window and smashed open a cabinet. They stole jewellery sets commissioned by the 18th-century ruler of Saxony.

Police said the thieves targeted the historic section of the museum, which is divided into two sections, the historic treasure chamber of Augustus II and the new section which displays individual treasures. The thieves stole at least three priceless 18th-century jewellery sets.

Ackermann told reporters that the loss is all about the items of inestimable art-historical and cultural-historical value. "We cannot put an exact value on them because they are priceless," she added.

The robbery on Monday is also the second high-profile heist in Germany after a 100kg, 24-karat giant gold coin was stolen from Berlin's Bode Museum in 2017. Currently, the museum is remained closed and sealed off by the police.