German police investigating Green Vault theft detain suspect

Published on May 18, 2021 by

German police raided a Berlin apartment, catching the 22-year-old who had been wanted internationally since a major jewelry heist at Dresden’s Green Vault in 2019.

The suspect, arrested in Berlin’s Neukölln precinct, was sent to magistrates in Dresden, where priceless jewels were stolen from the historic Green Vault Museum in 2019.

The 22-year-old had eluded police raids in the German capital in November and December. Four suspects had been arrested in those raids, including the man’s twin brother.

Authorities believe the Berlin-based Remmo clan was behind the Dresden heist and had sought the latest arrestee on international warrant.

Burglars raided the Green Vault on November 25, 2019, seizing diamond-studded relics such as broaches, epaulettes, and an elaborately decorated sword in a heist that drew international attention.

The vault’s repaired cabinet was put back on display last month but still missing its historic items.

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