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Well that Pink Panther may be back on the -- out.
The price tag on yesterday's annual highs -- -- France up to 136.
Million dollars double the initial estimate from police.
And now authorities may be looking into whether this brazen heist is linked to the infamous jewelry -- -- Known for some of the most audacious theft and criminal history.
The joining me now Larry -- a former jewel thief and -- -- gangster redemption.
How America's most notorious -- robber got rich got -- and to have his life back on track.
-- think the -- gets to have today thanks for helping us out I appreciate it.
Tell you you make of this particular heist.
Woe is definitely done by professionals.
They had to have some inside knowledge.
To do this in five minutes come in the side door.
Get out nobody got hurt.
Which I think in all points to be in an inside job.
So did OK as I understand that there was a guy with a gun and a lot of people standing around it happens in broad daylight.
And almost -- the question how can you get away with that so you think somebody who worked for the company had to be helping.
Why does it work for a company but I think there's some issues going on if France even with the hotels.
The decision time.
A lot of people think the hotels -- getting hit.
So it it could be you know food service they know women when people -- coming going.
This man walked in walked out what -- 136.
In diamonds and live off.
You know because I really really nice there like what is senior -- you've done this I mean you know because you used to do this.
You're walking into a place like that in broad daylight with a gun -- I'm getting out of here with a 136 million dollars no problem.
What does that take what is your mindset.
-- the you know it's great the mindset is it's a professional mindset you're not you're not a drug addict you're not a person that's just going in there.
Popped up to do drugs which most smash and -- jewelry robberies are these are professionals that had to be -- one person involved.
I would almost wager that they gonna find a car here pretty soon.
In the -- -- near future and maybe they'll get some DNA or something off of that.
But these guys were good they just there's an inside to this and as you mentioned that the Pink Panther gang there Warner Warner purses got out of prison a few days ago.
So -- -- got out of prison is nice they escaped prison.
Right didn't know I had there was a big escaped.
You know -- I don't lying.
Cars and yeah I think I don't know -- I didn't -- -- -- details but.
Even if they did that and even you know that's one issue and of itself -- what I think happened here is they had this planned.
They knew win ago when -- get the money and now you know whether -- fifty million -- -- 36000001.
Might be retail once wholesale that's my guess.
But they'll get rid of it through fences.
They had all planned I mean I did it I did fifteen million dollars it's in my book in you can actually read.
How why did it are there I -- -- I do right you know we have some experience with the security around -- by -- because they were on our stats.
And I want -- to hear what they told us about their security listen to this.
Lot of the diamonds they are absolutely gorgeous thing really appreciate your bringing the man and I guess you'll notice if I walk away with the snow yes we well.
They were very careful then a security guard on that with us that and we had to have a security guard on -- -- But you just can't I guess he can't protect yourself against every eventuality right I mean if it's somebody's going to be playing Manning.
And and cognizant of how you -- operate and at the end of the day these losses are mounting.
-- well you know Jerry that's where I'm saying there's a lot of security things that I think we're missed and that's why I think it was an inside job.
A lot of times we have large sums and have large you know suitcases or bags of -- -- -- an electronic device on that.
That if it gets away from a certain distance the person who's holding it get shocked and they go down.
They knew exactly where to go was a five minute heist they knew we had to go what time yet and had to get out -- The planning was good Larry how are you caught.
Well you know I was caught by good police work of the FBI actually the major case squad.
Says it they actually got a license plate number.
-- of a car when I was casing a jewelry store not doing -- the jewelry store that I actually got -- So I think that's that's part of the -- investigation how deep they're gonna go.
And it was just a random person got my plate number to sell me a ring.
And they put traced that back to me being -- another person on the rental car they really did their homework.
And they will let you know races this is major stuff -- you don't was really mad at this Jerry and you know with the money if she sure it's government.
-- -- -- -- -- the ones that are out of pocket big time Larry look thanks for coming on the show it really interesting point of view and it's really great to hear your story because you've got straight you're not doing this anymore you're helping other people.
Thanks for your time.
Thank you I don't love helping young people and that's what I do we keep Pete young people out of jail the reality check program and thanks for having me on very good for you thanks Larry.
Thank you well coming.
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