Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Paris Jewelry Store Robbery

The New York Times has an article about a jewelry story robbery in Paris.
Armed robbers wearing women's wigs and clothing made off with diamond rings, gem-studded bracelets and other jewelry worth $108 million from a Harry Winston boutique in Paris, in one of the world's largest jewel heists.
There doesn't seem to be anything unusual about the robbery but the robber were described as being very organised.
Investigators seized the store's surveillance tapes and police said one group under suspicion was the so-called ''Pink Panthers,'' a ring of jewel thieves mostly from the former Yugoslavia. The international police agency Interpol has blamed the group for jewel thefts in 19 countries in Europe, Asia and the Persian Gulf worth more than $150 million over the past 10 years.
The Pink Panthers have a wikipedia page but there isn't very much information on it.

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