The unique valuables of the 17th century were stolen last summer from the cathedral of the small town of Strangens, 67 km west of Stockholm. In this case, a 22-year-old man was arrested, although the stolen things were not found. Currently, the suspect is being trialed, they wanted to charge him 6.5 million euros. But on the eve of a court session a suspicious package was found in the suburbs of Stockholm. The crowns were placed in a trash bin with the mark ‘bomb’.
Police said they had recovered what they thought to be King Karl IX’s funeral regalia in an area around Stockholm and that they were working to confirm the items were the royal jewelry.
The discovery has suspended the trial of a 22-year-old suspect, who was detained in September and has been in custody for a few months and is therefore could not be the one who threw the regalia in the bin.
Police will go through surveillance footage shot from the nearest areas to check if people potentially involved in the theft have been recorded on tape.