Jewel raiders arrested after 400 burglaries in France

Gendarmes and Belgian police have broken up a ring of eight Albanian jewellery thieves involved in 400 burglaries in France.

26 February 2020
By Connexion journalist

They took the stolen goods to Belgium to be melted down and resold.

A burglary in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines, Ile-de-France, started a trail that led police to others over the past year in Centre-Val-de-Loire, Champagne-Ardenne, Bourgogne and Rhône-Alpes.

They recovered 50kg of jewels.

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