THREE PEOPLE ARRESTED OVER A DIAMOND HEIST IN GERMANY LAST YEAR
Three people have been arrested over a diamond heist in Germany last year that targeted one of Europe’s largest treasure collections.
Berlin Police Department says the three suspects held are believed to be members of a notorious criminal family network based in Berlin.
The suspects are accused of stealing more than a dozen diamond-encrusted items from the Dresden Green Vault in the east of the country, police said.
Other items that were stolen included a diamond-encrusted sword and a shoulder-piece containing a famous 49-carat Dresden white diamond.
Berlin Police Department added that 1,600 officers have also raided homes in Berlin as part of the investigation.
Saxony’s ruler, Augustus the Strong, created the collection in 1723 in what is one of the world’s oldest museums.