Police in Dresden are offering a €500,000 (~$550,000) reward for information about the heist in Dresden’s Royal Palace last week, in which thieves stole a trove of 18th-century jewelry with an estimated worth up to €1 billion (~$1.1 billion). 

The prize will go to anyone providing information which could lead to the capture of the thieves or the recovery of the stolen items, according to reports in the German media.

“We will stop at nothing to solve this case,” said the president of Saxony police, Horst Kretzschmar, and chief prosecutor, Klaus Roevekamp, in a joint statement on November 28. “By offering a reward of half a million euros for clues that lead to catching the perpetrators who broke into the Green Vault in Dresden on Monday, the investigators … are taking a further important step in bringing back the stolen items and catching those responsible.”

Surveillance footage released last week shows two men breaking into the Royal Palace’s “Green Vault” with an axe, but authorities say that more people might be involved in the heist. The thieves, who left behind no traces except for a burned Audi car, are still on the loose.

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One reply on “Dresden Police Offer €500,000 for Information About Royal Palace Heist”

  1. Wasn’t it better to spend just 10% of this 500,000 Euro reward to secure their building with real burglarproof solutions except hopping to find the burglars by paying this 500,000 Euro reward??!!!! I never expect this big mistake from the smart Germans!!!!

    We have two different groups of customers, the smart customers are whom think to ask us to secure what they have before burglary attempt and the other groups who think they know everything but they have to ask us to secure what they have after the burglary attempt. Which one is LOGIC and SMART?

    Keep in mind that security and protection is a big art and just the persons and companies can really do this who own this art.

    Keep in mind that sometimes using a very simple solution from the side of an expert can be 100% more effective than what a biggggggggg security company does.

    Wish all the best for everyone in this new coming year


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