King's silver found: 2 arrests
Police arrested two men from the sanitation department in Kerkrade, after the King's silver of fellowship St. Sebastianus disappeared last year. The King's silver consists of 200 silver plates, depicting the trades of the Kings. The silver plates were stored in a safe at the Rabobank, but due to a mistake of an employee, who thought they were leftover carnival medals, they accidentally ended up in the garbage, and were picked up by the sanitation department.
By the time the mistake was noticed, when fellowship Sint Sebastianus needed the silver for their annual procession, the piece had already disappeared from the sanitation department. Royal citizen force Sint Sebastianus is the oldest fellowship in Kerkrade. The King's silver was insured for 250,000 euros. The Rabobank promised a 10,000 euro finder's fee, which the fellowship doubled if the silver was found before their annual march was due. It was the first time in centuries for Sint Sebastianus to walk without the King's silver. Police and prosecution received tips that led them to the two men, who work at the sanitation department. Police stepped in Friday, at the moment of the alleged sale of the King's silver, and arrested on suspect. Another was arrested a day later, Saturday. The second suspect's role in the disappearance of the silver is not entirely clear yet.