‘Pink Pan­ther gang’ sus­pect held in Croa­tia

The Daily Telegraph - - World news -

A sus­pected mem­ber of the no­to­ri­ous “Pink Pan­ther” gang of thieves was among five men ar­rested for the brazen theft of jew­els from a Mughal ex­hi­bi­tion in Venice ear­lier this year.

The men – four Croats and a Serb – were held in Croa­tia fol­low­ing an 11-month in­ves­ti­ga­tion by po­lice in Italy and Zagreb.

In one of the most au­da­cious heists Italy has wit­nessed in re­cent years, thieves stole a pen­dant brooch and a pair of ear­rings worth an es­ti­mated $3mil­lion (£23m) from the Doge’s Palace in St Mark’s Square in Jan­uary.

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