A special commission is currently working in Dresden to investigate the case, while the perpetrators are still on the loose.
Landespolizeipräsident Horst #Kretzschmar informierte sich heute persönlich bei der Soko #Epaulette in #Dresden über den aktuellen Stand der Ermittlungen zum Einbruch in das Museum #GrünesGewölbe. pic.twitter.com/Pn2Tdmbeox— Polizei Sachsen (@PolizeiSachsen) November 27, 2019
"The thieves stole 11 items and individual parts of two additional pieces, as well as a collection of buttons", the Green Vault museum said in a statement posted on its website.
According to the list of stolen jewelry, the heist haul included a decorative shoulder piece containing the famous 49-carat Dresden White diamond and other large diamonds weighing 39.5 carats and 21 carats.
German museum confirms 49-carat Dresden white diamond worth $16 million among heist haul https://t.co/Olf0vRQDcQ— ST Foreign Desk (@STForeignDesk) November 27, 2019
Early on Monday, the museum’s jewelry room was raided by a well-organized gang of thieves who snatched jewels from three priceless diamond sets in what has been promptly dubbed in media as the largest art theft in the history.
Despite the fact that the police arrived at the scene within a few minutes after receiving a signal from the on-duty desk at the museum, who saw the criminals through a surveillance camera, no one was detained. A special commission is currently working in Dresden to investigate the case.
The Dresden white is one of the most precious jewels in the collection of former Saxon ruler August the Strong.