Romania: Robbers trained to steal jewels, cars detained

2015-04-24 16:08

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Bucharest - Prosecutors have detained 14 people suspected of belonging to a network of well-dressed robbers who were trained to rob luxury items in Romania and the European Union.

The alleged leader was among those detained on Friday and prosecutors have asked for their arrest.

"They were trained to break windows and steal very expensive watches in a short time, 30 seconds," said police spokesperson Mihai Pitulescu.

They wore designer suits for the heists, and allegedly committed $10.9m of theft since 2013 in Romania,Germany, Austria, and Belgium.

Investigators says they found jewelry, watches, and cars including a purple Rolls Royce in more than 50 house searches.

Police say 200 detectives took part in the investigation.

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