‘Pink Panther’ Thief Sent for Trail after caught in 3.6 Million Dollar Tokyo Heist

A Montenegrin member of the “Pink Panther” gang of international thieves has been sent home for trial over the $3.6 million robbery of a Tokyo jewellery shop, according to Japanese police.

In the June 2007 heist in the upmarket Ginza district, Radovan Jelusic and another Montenegrin man sprayed tear gas at three saleswomen in the store and stole a tiara, necklaces and other jewels worth 284 million yen.

Jelusic, 41, wanted by Interpol over the crime, was arrested in Italy in 2010 in connection with a separate robbery and was transferred to Montenegro on Friday, a Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) spokesman said.

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