Police in Sweden are searching for robbers who stole two crowns worn by King Charles IX and his wife Queen Christina from Strängnäs Cathedral.
The two thieves launched their operation at around lunchtime on Tuesday, and two men were seen jumping into a motorboat that sat moored in the lake adjacent to the church before making their escape. Police searched for them by both water and air with no result.
“It’s the Mälaren lake so they could have gone to Köping or Aboga to the west, or to Västerås, Eskilstuna or Stockholm to the east. We’re tracking all directions,” Thomas Agnevik from the Stockholm Police told news agency TT.