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The Swedish Job: Daring Thieves Steal Royal Jewels, Escape On Motorboat

Two crowns and an orb, dating to the 17th century, were stolen from a cathedral in Sweden on Tuesday. The perpetrators of the heist were at large after fleeing the scene on bicycles and by boat.
Three 17th-century Swedish royal treasures — the crowns of Karl IX and Kristina, in the upper left and right, and an orb, in the center of the image — were stole on Tuesday in a daring daytime heist. Police are searching for the robbers, who fled the scene by boat. Source: Courtesy of the Swedish police

Updated at 12:12 p.m. ET

Three of Sweden's crown jewels, dating back to the 17th century, were stolen Tuesday in a brazen daylight heist.

Two crowns and an orb are missing, and the thieves still at large. They fled from the church first by bicycle and then by motorboat, and an international

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