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French, Spanish police bust thieves of rare 'purple' diamond

A suspected gang of diamond thieves who posed as potential buyers to steal a precious purple-hued diamond worth millions in Barcelona has been busted by French and Spanish police, officials say.

2/19/2021 12:03:00 AM

A suspected gang of diamond thieves who posed as potential buyers to steal a precious purple-hued diamond worth millions in Barcelona has been busted by French and Spanish police, officials say.

Law enforcement officials say a suspected gang of diamond thieves who posed as potential buyers to steal a purple-hued diamond worth millions in Barcelona has been busted by French and Spanish police

The Associated PressIn this photo provided by the Mossos d' esquadra police force of Catalonia, on Thursday Feb. 18, 2021, a diamond is displayed at an unknown location in Spain. A suspected gang of diamond thieves who posed as potential buyers to heist a purple-colored diamond worth several million euros in Barcelona has been busted by French and Spanish police. Police in Spain's northeast Catalonia say that eight suspected members of the criminal ring were arrested in Bondy, France, near Paris. (Mossos d' esquadra via AP)

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BARCELONA, Spain -- A suspected gang of diamond thieves who posed as potential buyers to steal a precious purple-hued diamond worth millions in Barcelona has been busted by French and Spanish police, officials say.Police in Spain’s northeast Catalonia region said Wednesday that eight suspected members of the criminal ring were arrested in Bondy,

France, near Paris.The police investigation started in Barcelona after the Jan. 2020 robbery of the rare diamond, estimated to be worth up to 15 million euros ($18 million) according to Catalan police. The investigation later linked the suspects with the theft of another diamond worth 4.5 million euros ($5.4 million) in Cannes, headtopics.com

France, in August 2020. Read more: ABC News »

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