Around 2,000 lots of glitzy jewelry seized from criminals are going under the hammer in Mexico. The money raised by the auction will go toward infrastructure projects.
The authorities said they believe at least seven people must have participated in the theft at the Green Vault museum. Two of the perpetrators must have been small in order to break into the Jewel Room, they said.
Two months after a brazen robbery at one of Europe's largest treasure collections, an Israeli firm has claimed it was offered the priceless jewels to buy. But German authorities said they had no such evidence.
A middle-aged woman was imprisoned for stealing 36 luxury watches from King Mohammed VI. The king has courted controversy for his lavish style, including donning diamond-encrusted watches valued at more than $1 million.
Detectives believe the burnt-out car found on Monday was connected to the crime. However, they have no hot leads yet on who stole "priceless" jewelry from Dresden's Green Vault, one of Europe's oldest collections.
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