As more details are revealed about Kim Kardashian’s robbery in Paris, there’s a possibility that a group of jewel thieves called the Pink Panther Gang was behind the scary incident. Find out more about the infamous robbers right here!
1. There’s about 200 people in the gang.
The Pink Panther Gang is a huge network of criminals that has been growing since the group’s formation in 1984. They mostly hail from Serbia and Montenegro, and dress as everything from golfers to Hawaiian tourists to gain entry to their targets. They’ve also dressed as police officers in the past, which is what Kim‘s attackers dressed as — making them even more likely subjects.
2. They’ve robbed people in several different countries.
Who knows how the Pink Panther Gang comes up with their targets, but the thieves have robbed people in Cannes, Dubai, Singapore, Tokyo, and more, according to Daily Mail. One of the most infamous robberies they’ve made was in 2007, when they broke into Dubai’s Wafi Mall. They seemingly like hitting major cities, so Paris is a very likely place for the gang to attack.
3. Their motive is NOT to kill people — just take their goods.
Although The Pink Panthers are typically armed when they attack, they try to use as little violence as possible. If they were to kill their victims or people in the way of their attack, they’d bring more “heat” from the police. Considering Kim, 35, wasn’t physically harmed in the robbery, it definitely makes it seem more likely that the Pink Panther Gang were her attackers.
4. It’s still unclear if they were the ones who attacked Kim.
Investigators are still looking into what happened to Kim when she was held at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room, phoning colleagues in Madrid, Belgrade, and the Interpol headquarters in Lyon, France. The more they find out, the more likely it’s seeming that it was in fact the Pink Panther gang behind it.
5. They’ve stolen more than £280 million worth of jewels and goods.
The Pink Panther gang has taken £280 million from their victims in the 32 years they’ve been around, which totals almost $360 million in U.S. dollars. It has been reported that $11 million worth of jewels were stolen from Kim, so if the Pink Panthers were behind it, their snatching total will be more than $370 million!
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