2019 Dresden heist

burglary of jewellery

The 2019 Dresden heist occurred in the Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault) museum in Dresden, Saxony, Germany, on 25 November 2019. Three out of ten sets of jewelry were stolen.

2019 Dresden heist
Native name Grünes Gewölbe
Date25 November 2019 (2019-11-25)
VenueThe Green Vault Museum
LocationDresden, Germany
TypeJewelry theft
SuspectsTwo unidentified individuals, of Lebanese descent (members of Arab clan)

The stolen items include diamond-laden breast star of the Polish Order of the White Eagle, a hat clasp with a 16-carat diamond, a diamond epaulet and a diamond-studded hilt containing nine large and 770 smaller diamonds, along with a matching scabbard.[1]

It is the largest such theft since World War II.[2]

References Edit

  1. Chappell, Bill (25 November 2019). "Thieves Steal Priceless Diamonds In Heist At Dresden's 'Green Vault' Museum". NPR.org. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  2. Kate Connolly (25 November 2019). "Jewellery of 'immeasurable worth' stolen in dramatic Dresden museum heist". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 November 2019.