Arrests made as French and Spanish police hunt audacious gang of con artists

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Group posed as wealthy buyers using sleight of hand and fake money to steal diamonds and a classic car Diligent research, a counterfeit expert, an identical box and nerves as hard as the diamonds they stole helped a gang of audacious jewel thieves and con artists scam their way across Europe, pocketing stones worth almost €20m (£17m) and swindling a classic car collector out of €185,ooo.
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But their sleight-of-hand skills and bundles of fake banknotes eventually caught the attention of police on both sides of the Pyrenees and eight people were arrested at the end of December following a year-long joint investigation by Spanish and French police. Continue reading...

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