Friday, April 5, 2019

Countess Olympia von Arco-Zinneburg's engagement ring is stolen

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The police in Paris are looking for the culprit or culprits who broke into Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneburg and stole her engagement ring from her car, reports Le Parisian.

Countess Olympia is engaged to marry Jean-Christophe, Prince Napoleon, head of the former imperial house.

The robbery took place on rue Dauphine in the Monnaie district (6th arrondissement) on April 1.

The ring was inside in bag with several bank cards, IDs and a computer, all of which were also stolen.

There is great value to the ring, which features a 40 carat diamond from the tiara of Empress Eugenie, the wife of Napoleon III  and is said to be worth more than one million euros.

Countess Olympia and Prince Jean-Christophe became engaged in January.  The prince, who works for an international investment fund in London, was designated the heir to the imperial throne in his grandfather, Louis Napolean's will.

He makes one public appearance a year on May 5 t the ceremony commemorating the death of Emperor Napoleon I.   In a rare interview, Prince Jean-Christophe told Paris Match: "Without living in illusion or in the past, I want to be a man of my time. And above all, I have always wanted to build myself, to prove my merit through work."


Diane Brown said...

Who in the world would leave a 40 carat ring and bank cards in their car? Why take it off? If you are not going to wear it leave it at home. What was she thinking? Wow

Cheryl Ciucevich said...

I bet the thief had no idea how valuable it is. Just sna5ched a bag and got an amazing jewel. Unbelievable.

Steven said...

Agree with Diane: who would leave such a valuable item in their automobile?

The Blessed Virgin said...

Well if its a person looking to make some money to feed a habit, it won't take long till it is found in some shop in exchange for money.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Arrest made see new story

MBlueRose21 said...

Agree with Diane.
My friends and I reviewed the story and found it strange on multiple levels. Only the countess' stuff was stolen, not any of the Prince's and they were surprisingly the only car stolen from by the man. Which is strangely fortunate for the thief as they waited almost two whole days to report the theft to the police and then another to report the ring.
Maybe an attempted insurance grab? Or the Egyptian was hired to get dirt on them? You'd be surprised with the Game of Thrones level stuff some of these people will do.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

we do not know if Jean Christophe had stuff in the car -- it was described as a bag with a computer, ID etc and oh, and a ring

MBlueRose21 said...

True, but since they waited approx 48 hours later to report it to the police any evidence gathered from the car is unusable in court. It's one of the first things we learned in forensic science classes: never contaminate a crime scene and gather evidence from the scene of the crime asap upon reporting. By searching through the car, probably using it to get around, and leaving it to the elements for two days they corrupted the evidence. Any good lawyer in France for the Egyptian man would point that out. Also eye witness accounts can be wildly inaccurate. That's what raises our alarms about this. It seems they wanted to give the thief a fair head start before going after with him with the legitimate law enforcers and if he got arrested...ah well. An Egyptian man with a history of theft would be the ideal throw away man. I wouldn't be surprised based on this if the Prince Napoleon hired him, but had to put on a show of anger. He was the one after all who kept the doors unlocked and supposedly "kept an eye on the car". Either that or they really are lacking something in the mental department.