Fourth member of so-called Pink Panther gang behind bars in Dubai

Serbian Ilincic Borko was believed to be the third in command of the group which in April 2007 smashed through the glass doors of Wafi using two cars. Within minutes they had fled with their haul of jewellery from the Graff store.

Dubai Police released footage from the investigation into the 2007 robbery at Wafi mall. A fourth member of the so-called Pink Panther gang is behind bars in Dubai. Courtesy Dubai Police
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DUBAI // The fourth member of the so-called Pink Panther gang responsible for a US$15 million jewellery heist is behind bars in Dubai after being extradited from Spain.

Serbian Ilincic Borko was believed to be the third in command of the group - which in April 2007 smashed through the glass doors of Wafi using two cars. In less than a minute they fled with a haul of jewellery from the Graff store.

Dubai Police Chief Khamis Al Muzainah said Borko was first arrested in Monaco after being involved in a traffic accident. He was transferred to Switzerland, then deported back to his home country before he was captured again in Spain last year. He was extradited to the UAE last week.

Dubai police and Interpol are working to capture the remaining members of the gang, two men and a woman, who are believed to be in Serbia.

In total, about 50 members of the gang have been arrested across Europe.

› Dubai Police have released footage from the 2007 robbery at Wafi Mall. See the video here: Dubai Police release footage of Wafi jewellery heist - video

*This article has been amended to reflect the correct sum of money.

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