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01/13/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Serbian Pink Panthers: International Jewel Thieves Have Gang With 200 Members

THEIR timing was as impeccable as a Tourbillon, a luxury timepiece whose name means whirlwind.

As the second hand ticked, four men -- three disguised as women with long blond tresses, sunglasses and winter scarves -- stood in front of an intercom and demurely requested to enter the fabled Harry Winston jewelry store on Avenue Montaigne. It was just before closing time on a chilly evening along this golden triangle of boutiques that includes Dior, Chanel and Gucci, the ornate facades and trees resplendent with Christmas lights.

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