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Five members of "Pink Panther" gang who stole €330 million in jewels arrested

Police say it took the thieves less than a minute to rob a store of jewels worth €400,000.

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POLICE IN BARCELONA say they have arrested five alleged members of the notorious “Pink Panther” gang of jewel thieves.

Police caught the thieves yesterday as they tried to make their getaway after robbing a jeweler on an upscale shopping street in Barcelona.

All five thieves were of Serbian origin.

Police say it took the thieves less than a minute to rob the store of jewels worth €400,000 before police caught them.

The arrests came after German police tipped their Spanish counterparts off that one of the thieves was traveling from Belgrade to Barcelona.

According to Interpol, the “Pink Panther” gang stole €334 million in jewels from 380 armed robberies between 1999 and 2015.

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