pantherPOLICE have arrested five suspected members of the notorious Pink Panther gang of jewel thieves.

A special unit caught the thieves, all of Serbian origin, as they tried to make their getaway after robbing a jewellery shop on Barcelona’s famous Passeig de Gracia avenue, the city’s biggest shopping street.

It took the thieves just 48 seconds to steal €400,000 worth of jewellery before police swooped in.

Interpol believes the gang – made up of 200 ex-military personnel – have carried out at least 380 armed robberies, stealing €334 million between 1999 and 2015.

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