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For European Gangs, A Gem Of A Growth Industry: Jewel Heists

NPR | Oct. 28, 2013 7:12 a.m.

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Jackie Northam

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In the past few months, there have been a spate of high-profile jewelry heists. Experts say more than $100 million in jewelry thefts happen worldwide each year, placing a huge stress on insurance companies. The gems usually disappear into sophisticated international criminal networks — many never show up in their original form again.

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