Jewels stolen in Dresden sold on darknet
In November last year, a chamber called the Green Vault (German: Grünes Gewölbe) broke into the castle in Dresden. The Green Vault houses a museum of jewelry and goldsmiths. It was originally a treasury created on the initiative of August II the Strong. Thieves broke through the window and carried three sets of priceless gems, including the Star of the Order of the White Eagle.
Jewels from the Green Vault are still in the possession of thieves. An Israeli company has received an offer to purchase two of them, including the Star of the Order of the White Eagle CGI dealing with protection, security and cyber security. The CGI Group specializes in consultations regarding safety and security systems. Contrary to appearances, this is not an offer directed at random buyers, as a commonly quoted article from an English journal would suggest "The Telegraph".
Israeli service Ynet, which is an online edition of Israel's largest daily newspaper "Yedioth Ahronot" as early as November 28, three days after the robbery, published information that the museum asked the Israeli CGI GROUP intelligence group, led by the former head of the Israeli security service, Shin Bet, for help in the investigation. Jacob Perry and Zvika Navi. Today's reports regarding the purchase offer are therefore probably the result of an investigation by CGI and establishing contact with thieves. On its website, the company informs about establishing cooperation, but does not comment on any press reports regarding the offer to buy back jewels.
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Jacob Perry received an offer to buy looted valuables via an online darknet chat. For the diamond star of the Order of the White Eagle and the 49-car Dresden White Diamond, the most valuable stolen element of the collection, the robbers demanded 9 million euros, of course paid in bitcoins. "We will not negotiate. You will not find us, don't even bother "- this is how the fragment of the message given by thieves sounds. For the museum, this is good news because if it is real antique jewelry has not been destroyed (at least for now) in order to recover the stones themselves. And in their current form, gems are, say, not soldable.
At least three sets of jewelry, diamonds and precious stones, about 100 small items in total, were stolen in the robbery. The thieves got inside the Green Vault through a corner window. They did not take any larger items. German police suspect that robbers were helped by museum staff and a local security company. German media called theft "the greatest robbery of historical gems in modern Germany." Previous attempts to find the treasure have failed. | allthingsblogging.com