Thursday, 16 July 2009

The Hawaiian Shirt Heist At Cartier – 16/7/09

Did you hear that the Pink Panther robbers (or Pantheresses?) have struck again? This time at Cartier in Côte d'Azur. It was an extremely low-key heist. The robbers got into the holiday spirit, donning Hawaiian shirts, then strolled into Cartier and, in a very relaxed manner, brandished a gun and stun grenades. After pocketing their loot, they walked out casually, jumped onto a scooter and rode off into the sunset... as you do. And they did this to the tune of $13 million euros! Although in the world of Cartier, that may just come down to quite literally a handful of bling.

So, our question is: who are these renegades shopping for? This robbery has “raiding by request” written all over it.

Click here to read a full report on the Cartier robbery.

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