Jewel theft trial in Dresden Significant fire damage

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Jewel theft trial in Dresden Significant fire damage

Defendants and defense attorneys in the trial of the jewel robbery in the Green Vault in the courtroom.

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Dresden. The jewel thieves from the Dresden Green Vault caused property damage of over half a million euros by burning down an escape vehicle in the underground car park of a residential building in November 2019. An insurance employee put it at around 450,000 euros for the building alone on Tuesday in the Dresden Regional Court’s trial against six suspects. Some tenants and apartments were also affected by the fire. The underground car park is still not in use again, and the damage has not yet been fully settled. 62 cars parked there were damaged, an investigator said. According to the insurance, that added up to over 171,500 euros.

The 23- to 28-year-olds are charged with aggravated gang theft, arson and especially aggravated arson. You come from a well-known Arab family in Berlin. The public prosecutor accuses them of having stolen 21 pieces of jewelery with a total of 4,300 diamonds and brilliants with a total value of over 113 million euros from the Treasury Museum in the early morning of November 25, 2019 and having caused property damage of over one million euros. In connection with the coup, they are also said to have set fire to a power box in the old town and, among other things, one of their cars in the underground car park.

The trial will continue on Friday.

© dpa-infocom, dpa:220628-99-834597/4

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