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4.5 years in prison for theft, ancient jewels of the Swedish royal family

A Swedish court has a 22-year-old man sentenced to 4.5 years imprisonment for the theft of ancient jewels from the cathedral of Strängnäs last year.

The Swedish public prosecutor’s office had in this case to six years ‘ imprisonment demanded. The defense considered that a term of imprisonment of up to three years to be appropriate.

The jewels were at the end of July 2018 stolen from the cathedral, about 70 km west of Stockholm. It went to begrafenisregalia, two crowns, an orb, of in 1611, died Charles IX of Sweden and his wife queen Kristina.

The stolen regalia from 1611 do not belong as such to the Swedish crown jewels. In the seventeenth century it was usual to death the princes as symbols of their dignity in the grave.

The jewels have an estimated value of more than 6 million euro, but for the church, they have a value that can be expressed in money.

The defendant, who in september was arrested, had the theft for weeks denied, but gave that up a week ago finally. A few weeks ago, the crown jewels recovered.

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