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Detention requested for first suspect in Swedish crown jewels theft

The stolen items. Photo: Polisen/Livrustkammaren

Published: 14.Sep.2018 09:32 hrs

A request has been made to detain the first person arrested over the theft of priceless royal jewels from a Swedish cathedral earlier this summer.

The man, who was arrested on Wednesday afternoon, is 21 years old and comes from a northern area of Stockholm. According to his lawyer, the suspect denies any crime.

He is suspected of involvement in the heist, during which two 17th-century royal crowns were taken from a cathedral in Strängnäs, one hour from Stockholm, where they had been kept in a locked and alarmed display case. 

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