One of their most daring robberies occurred in a shopping mall of all places in the Walfi shopping Mall in Dubai. Two Audis drove thru and shattered the glass at Graff jewelers ( and the owners pf several record breaking colored diamonds) and basically drove into the jewelry store. It could of been a scene from a movie! One drove in backwards while the other was facing the front. the heist took approximately 170 seconds and they managed to steal a reported $3.4 million dollars worth of jewels and watches. Graff is known for having an extensive collection of larger colored and rare jewels and diamonds. The burglars calmly smashed the cases and took all the items in what is referred to as a s"smash and grab". The Pink Panthers only drive Audis, a car that is basically a car that was not well known in the Middle East until 2007. There have even been cars that have been stolen just prior to a robbery then abandoned.
Along the same theme as the burglaries is little known jewel thief, Doris Payne. Doris Payne is an 83 year old jewel thief. I had written about her a while back. Her rap sheet ( you read that correctly) goes back to 1952 as she has been stealing all over the country and internationally. She had stolen a ring from a jewelry store in October in Palm Desert. the ring is reported worth $22,500. She had been out of prison for about3 months prior to staeling the diamond ring. She had plead guilty in court to stealing a diamond ring. She is ordered to serve four years total in custody. two years in county jail and two under supervision. Her attorney plans to appeal the case due to her age and doeskin expect her to serve more than 6 months in jail. During that time she is also ordered to stay away from all jewelry stores.
|1965 Mugshot in Milwaukee|
|Doris Payne now|
|2014 Black Label Masterpiece Ballerina Butterfly|
|Cindy Chao & Sarah Jessica Parker|
|11 sugarloaf emeralds, 2,000 diamonds and 18 months to create|
|Her work is very beautiful and unique and can be spotted in a moment~|
Keep sparkling until next time~