Three suspects arrested after spectacular art heist

Almost a year after a major art heist in Dresden, Germany, the police arrested three suspects. That happened in capital Berlin, where cops invaded homes and garages. They‘re looking for evidence and the stolen art treasures.

The trio is suspected of being involved in the break-in of the Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault), the treasury of the museum in the Residenzschloss. They entered the building through a window and took jewelry, among other things. According to some estimates, the loot had a value of hundreds of millions of euros.

Sources say that the suspects belong to a large Arab family that is also linked to similar offences. It would include the robbery of a huge gold coin from the Bode Museum in the German capital. Two men have been convicted of that.

Authorities say about 1,600 agents are deployed Tuesday morning. The major operation in Berlin is also expected to lead to traffic inconvenience in the metropolis. The suspects will be arraigned during the day. They’re suspected of a gang robbery and arson.