$1.5m in gems stolen from Swedish auction house

STOCKHOLM — Police say three masked gunmen have stolen jewelry worth 12 million kronor ($1.5 million) from one of Sweden’s most prominent auction houses.

Police spokeswoman Christina Johansson says the thieves entered Stockholm’s Bukowskis auction house in broad daylight Thursday. They collected the valuables and fled in a car, which was found later in the center of the city.

Bukowskis spokeswoman Charlotte Bergstrand says about 300 pieces of jewelry were on display ahead of an auction and the thieves took “most of it.”

No one was injured in the robbery, but several people who witnessed it were treated for shock.

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