Montenegro Police Nab Pink Panthers Suspect

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Montenegrin police have arrested an alleged member of the Pink Panthers gang of international jewel thieves.

Police identified the suspect Monday as Igor Jocic, a Serbian citizen.

They arrested him as he tried to cross the border into Montenegro.

The international police force, Interpol, says the Pink Panthers have robbed stores of more than $360 million in jewels since 2000. Police say the gang is largely made up of thieves from the Balkans.

The Pink Panthers was named for the 1963 comedy movie about a jewel heist.