Four held over theft of In­dian jew­els

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - WORLD NEWS -

Croa­t­ian po­lice have ar­rested four sus­pects in the theft last Jan­uary of In­dian jew­els from the famed Al Thani Col­lec­tion that were on dis­play in a Vene­tian palace.

The men, all Croa­t­ians, were ar­rested on Wed­nes­day af­ter a month­s­long joint in­ves­ti­ga­tion with Ital­ian po­lice, Croa­t­ian po­lice said in a state­ment.

The force did not re­veal whether the jew­els had been re­cov­ered, and Ital­ian po­lice had no im­me­di­ate com­ment.

The state­ment said that one of the sus­pects is be­lieved linked to sev­eral ma­jor heists in Europe and the so-called Pink Pan­ther gang of thieves.

He is also sought by Switzer­land over a 2011 jew­ellery heist, po­lice said.

The thieves made off with a brooch and a pair of ear­rings worth an es­ti­mated three mil­lion dol­lars.

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