Police launched a massive search for Green Vault robbers Tuesday across Berlin, according to Reuters.
1,638 officers engaged in the operation that resulted in severe traffic interferences throughout the day while they searched.
Police combed through 18 apartments, garages, and vehicles for the jewelry and other evidence in the Neukoelln district.
Three Arsonists And Thieves Caught, Two More In Hiding
Authorities apprehended three suspects involved in Dresden’s Gruenes Gewoelbe or Green Vault Museum heist of November last year, per Reuters.
CNN detailed the German men responsible for the ambitious theft are in their twenties.
The suspected trio will face the investigating judge in Dresden on Tuesday.
Reportedly, they committed theft in a gang, not to mention, two counts of arson, per CNN report.
Juergen Schmidt, the prosecutor spokesman, told CNN that authorities are also searching for two other crooks.
Police are conducting a search for twins both aged 21, Abdul Majed Remmo and Mohamed Remmo.
The Green Vault: One Of Europe’s Greatest Treasure Trove
Reuters reported that the Green Vault Museum contained one of the greatest collections of treasures in Europe.
The former royal palace, Residenzschloss, has eight elegant rooms that housed the jewel collection, BBC reported.
It was named the Green Vault as some rooms were furnished with malachite-green paint.
BBC reported the collection holds approximately 3,000 items of jewelry and valuable objects decorated with gold, silver, ivory, and pearl.
Augustus the Strong commissioned the brilliant collection of jewelry in the 18th Century to rival King Louis XIV, per Reuters.
The thieves escaped with at least three sets of jewelry as well as diamonds and rubies last year.
The stolen items included a diamond-coated sword also a shoulder-piece containing a 49-carat Dresden white diamond.
However, the stolen “items” are off the legal market as they’re too famous, said Marion Ackermann, the museum chief, per BBC.