” THE ATTACKER “

founder of Pink Panthers gang

FEATURE FILM/TV SERIES – adaptation from the book.

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In 2003, the mysterious robbers raided Graff Diamonds of London Bond Street and grabbed, among other things, a $450 000 diamond ring set that the police found in a tub of face cream, just like in a scene of the movie The Pink Panther. The press nicknamed them “the Pink Panthers”.

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“This is a true story, told for the very first time, about The Attacker, his associates and friends. Three Serbians landed in Italy without a penny in their pocket. Under the leadership of the Attacker, they created the Pink Panthers method, improved their strategy, executed numerous robberies throughout Europe and became the largest and most successful gang of diamond thieves in the world.”

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According to Interpol, they have been responsible, in the past ten years, for 341 robberies around the world, for a total of approx. 330 million Euros. While many of those robbers have finally been arrested, we know practically nothing about them. But not everyone has been caught. The Attacker, as he is nicknamed by his peers, has evaded the police. No one has ever heard of him, neither police nor reporters… but in his own world, he is a leader.

In 1997, whereas the former Yugoslavia struggles with bloody conflicts for 7 years, a wave of robberies of jewelry stores strikes Belgium and France. Audacious, surprising, quick, smart and very professional attacks, done without violence or weapons. The loot depress the police and jewelers as well. Over the months and years, the mysterious robbers, whose investigators guess they are from former Yugoslavia, hold a series of historic hold-ups, one after the other. From Paris to London, and Tokyo, Geneva, Dubai, Frankfurt or Barcelona, the biggest jewelry shops suffer from those lightning attacks, which cost them tens of millions of euros. In 2003, they raided the Graff jewelry of London Bond Street and grabbed, among other things, a $450 000 diamond ring set that police has found in a tub of face cream, just like in a scene of the movie The Pink Panther. The press nicknamed them “the Pink Panthers”. The legend was born. According to Interpol, they would be responsible, in the past ten years, for 341 robberies around the world, for a total of approximately 330 millions of euros. While many of those robbers have finally been arrested, we know practically nothing about them. But not everyone fell into the police net. The ‘Attacker’, as he is nicknamed by his peers, has managed to slip through. Besides, no one has ever heard of him, neither police nor reporters, let alone the general public, but in his own world he is a leader.