New clues in Brink’s heist mystery? Video shows ‘suspicious’ men at jewelry show
Johanna Brink, left, and her husband, Robert, arrive at the New York City press conference April 1.
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As the jewelry heist saga nears a major milestone, the latest mystery involves the “suspicious” men who allegedly helped the heist ring figure out how they were going to pull off the heist. On Friday, authorities raided a New York City hotel that had been booked for the event where $200 million in gems were stolen. Police said they searched for the men that the FBI believes will be the focus of their next investigation. Their names have been kept private, but we know that they are part of an elite New York crime family that has many people with ties to organized crime. A few months ago, we reported that two of the men were in the process of getting married in Las Vegas as part of their honeymoon. The New York Post has more.
The jewelry store that is the target of the heist is said to be connected to a crime-famigily-connected family that has ties to organized crime figures. That’s right, a crime family.
As we’ve reported, the heist is believed to be the largest jewel heist in the history of the United States. And with it, comes the question of who pulled off the heist and pulled off the heist, who was involved in the planning of the heist and who is still a part of the heist. And why was it such an elaborate heist?
Here’s what we know: A private jet belonging to the family was the getaway car during the heist. It’s unclear whether it belonged to the two men getting married.
One witness told police that a man he knew from the jewel heist family offered the couple on their wedding trip on a private jet to take him to Las Vegas so they could celebrate their upcoming nuptials.
The man was never spotted, but a man who said he knew him from the heist ring was at the wedding. He was allegedly with a man with the initials “DNR” tattooed on his left arm, and the man had a knife in his hand.
He had allegedly worked for the family for about a