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    Swedes Not Fast Enough for Crown Jewel Burglars

    Thieves in southeastern Sweden escaped by motorboat with two historic crowns and a royal orb on Monday, according to media reports. The daylight heist of the 17th-century accoutrements happened at the Strängnäs Cathedral, about 50 miles west of Stockholm, and the culprits led police on a boat, helicopter and car pursuit before vanishing. “It’s 1-0 to them right now,” a police spokesperson said. The items, including the crown originally buried with King Karl IX in 1611, were on public display in glass boxes. Authorities are asking for witnesses to come forward.

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