Famed International Jewel Thief Suspects Arrested in Greece



On Nov. 25, four burglars were arrested in Greece after robbing a retail jewelry store, according to a local news report.

Police have implicated the suspects in 116 burglaries and armed robberies throughout Europe over the past two years. Twelve other suspects are thought to be at large. The four suspects smashed open the front of the store and then fled on motorbikes. Police found small quantities of jewelry, a loaded gun, fake travel documents, a small quantity of cannabis, burglary tools, a large stash of mobile phones, and stolen clothes. 

The suspects—three men and a woman, all middle aged—are also being accused of being leaders of a gang operating in Greece that belongs to the “Pink Panthers.” Interpol, as well as the FBI and NYPD, are actively investigating this crime ring for stealing $340 million worth of jewelry in more than 160 robberies in at least 26 countries since 1999.