Crime: Dresden jewel theft: divers keep looking

On Boxing Day, divers in Berlin continue to look for evidence in the case of the spectacular theft of jewels from the Green Vault.

Crime: Dresden jewel theft: divers keep looking

On Boxing Day, divers in Berlin continue to look for evidence in the case of the spectacular theft of jewels from the Green Vault.

"As far as I know, it's going on today," said a spokesman for the Dresden police department in the morning when asked by the German Press Agency. Already on Sunday, around 20 police divers from different federal states were deployed in the shipping canal on the Kiehlufer in the Neukölln district. About 150 meters of the canal are to be searched for evidence.

The measures will take some time, the police said on Sunday. Since the investigation is ongoing, officials have not released any further information about the operation. "This currently also includes the results of the search measures," it said.

31 items seized from theft

Around three years after the burglary in the treasury, most of the loot turned up again shortly before Christmas. 31 items from the theft were secured in Berlin and brought back to Dresden, where experts are currently examining the pieces. The jewels' return was apparently preceded by a deal between a defense attorney and the judiciary. It was "talked between the defense and the public prosecutor's office, including the court, about a possible agreement on the procedure and the repatriation of looted items that were still there," it said officially.

In the early morning of November 25, 2019, pieces of jewelry with a total of 4,300 diamonds and brilliants with a total value of over 113 million euros were stolen from the Green Vault. The perpetrators had also caused damage to property amounting to more than one million euros. The slump made international headlines. In this case, six young men are currently facing charges of gang theft and serious arson. You are German and come from a well-known Arab family in Berlin. The trial is scheduled to continue on January 10th.

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