"He fixed bikes and a boat, but knew nothing about any coup. So explains the 22-year-old self to his involvement in the crimes to which the priceless begravningsregalier from the 1600s were stolen from the Strängnäs cathedral."
"The 22-year-old man is nervous. He often has hard to find the words and call the pulpit for pedagogstolen."
"" I have never heard that you would go into a church and do a crime. I have not had any knowledge of a theft in the cathedral, I don't even know what a cathedral is, " he says, when prosecutors questioning him in the Eskilstuna district court."
"22-see her bold fashion own version of the incident is that he was commissioned to steal the bikes to another person. When he left one of them wanted that person also have a boat and since he had already stolen a boat, he sold it, too."
"The defendants make quite clear to the court that he does not intend to answer questions about it or the people who gave him the mission to steal the flyktfordon used during the domkyrkokuppen."
" I was afraid that they would get me away so I would not be able to be a witness. It was quite a big pressure, " he says in the right."
" I do not want to interfere in someone else. For then you have to expect to die."
"he was in Strängnäs the day when Karl IX and queen Kristina the elder begravningsregalier was stolen out of the cathedral was due to one of the stolen bikes was bad. In order to compensate for his clients, he stole a new bike which he delivered to the city of Strängnäs."
"the Man's blood has been found in several places in the church. Among other things, on the glass of the booth where the regalia were kept."
"the Blood has also been found on one of the bicycles that the police found a piece from the church, at a bridge that the thieves are suspected to have left with the stolen boat."
"the Man has in interviews stated that the blood ended up on the bike when he cut himself in the hand while he broke up cykellåset."
"During the trial, however, makes the prosecutor a point of that during interrogations by the police said that this happened when he stole a different bike than the one in which the traces of blood have been found."
"– Why are you leaving incorrect information? ask the prosecutor Isabelle Bjursten."
" I don't know. It has locked up, and starts talking in riddles just to fill out, gets 22-see her bold fashion answers."
"22-year-old says he went into the cathedral when he had delivered the stolen bike without really knowing why. Well in the church, he heard a bang and went to see what happened. Inside the room where the regalia was set, he saw two people and he must have been hiding."
"– Then when they leave the room so I go in. I see that the booth is shattered, and see the golden rod, but I'm kind greedy and go forward. I have previously said, I tried to take it, but I tried to take it, " he says."
"He claims that he cut himself in the hand a second time when he stretched his hand into the booth and that he was bleeding quite heavily. One detail is, however, difficult for the 22-year-old to explain. The police technicians have found his blood on the underside of a piece of glass that was outside the booth."
" How were the blood ended up there when the technicians come in and turn the glass piece? the question the prosecutor Reena Devgun."
"– and I have no idea."
"Karl IX, Gustav Vasa's youngest son, and the father of king Gustav II Adolf, died in 1611 after a stroke. His wife, queen Kristina the elder was the Swedish regent during the king's absence in 1605. Queen Kristina died at Nyköping castle in 1625."
"Rulers begravningsregalier from 1611 and 1626 are of very high artistic quality. Karl IX:s crown is made in gold and enamel, gems and rock crystals – so-called "
"Karl IX:s gold crown has probably been damaged during the theft. Three details from the crown, including a polished rock crystal was found outside the booth in the cathedral."
"The stolen items have an insured value of sek 65 million, while the value of the objects that were left in the stand is estimated at 26.5 million dollars."
"Sources: Encyclopedia, the royal armoury and the prosecutors."