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Thieves stole over $1 billion from German museum

According to numerous German newspapers, thieves succeeded in stealing over $1 billion from a German museum. the perpetrators ignited a fire at a nearby power distributor at about 5 a.m. to cut the museum’s electricity supply. This automatically disabled the alarms. The thieves then bent the iron bars on a ground-floor window to break into the historic museum.

The German museum (Grünes Gewölbe museum) in Dresden is Europe’s largest treasure trove. The thieves are believed to have stolen jewels worth upwards of a billion USD from the museum. However, it is not yet clear exactly how much was stolen. Investigation is being carried out by the police.

According to German police, the thieves only targeted jewels, gems and diamonds, leaving bulkier items behind.

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