The group is called the Pink Panthers; no, not the super sleuth actor Peter Sellers from the “Pink Panther” movies. These Pink Panthers are a diverse cartel of jewelry thieves from 16 countries including the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Montenegro and Serbia. According to authorities, these thieves have stolen more than $130 million worth of jewelry from Paris, Monaco, Geneva, Dubai and Tokyo. British investigators came up with the moniker after one suspect hid a $657, 000 blue diamond in a jar of cream, which is an exact scenario in one of the “Pink Panther” movies.
Professional thieves are probably scratching their heads in disbelief while learning of one of the largest jewelry heists ever pulled off by one person. Jacmel Jewelers in Queens, New York discovered that $12 million dollars worth of stolen gold chunks and jewelry was missing from their vault in February of this year. Who had managed to steal such an amount right from under their noses? The answer would be shocking to everyone involved.