The historic lawsuit ended in Germany – five people caught who robbed a popular tourist museum in Dresden for $130 million received prison terms. All of them were sentenced to 4 to 6 years in prison.
We are talking about the robbery of the Museum “Green Vaults” in Dresden, Saxony, which “put on the ears” all of Germany in 2019. The process dragged on for several years, as a result, five members of the gang, who stole about $130 million worth of 18th-century jewelry from the museum, was sentenced by the court to prison for a term of 4 to 6 years.
The Dresden District Court found the suspects, aged 24-29, guilty of manslaughter, armed robbery, property damage, and arson to smear evidence.
The Grünes Gewölbe Museum in Dresden is famous for having Europe’s largest collection of treasures. The thieves “aimed” precisely at the historical section of the museum, whose exhibits were mainly collected between 1723 and 1730 during the reign of Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony. In total, the museum exhibits about 3,000 items made of jewelry and gold, silver, precious stone, and other precious materials. The robbers were helped in by a fire that caused the electricity to be cut off in the building. The thieves eventually “leaked” into the museum through a small window, and specifically targeted the jewels.