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Jewel heist conmen sought by cops

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Jewel heist conmen sought by cops
Photo: Vienna Police
12:37 CET+01:00
Austrian police are searching for two conmen who allegedly stole bracelets and wristwatches worth several thousands euros from two jewellers in Vienna in the past week.

According to a report from Austria's national broadcaster ORF, police have asked that the surveillance images of the two men be published in order to request identification and to locate their whereabouts with help from the public.

The two suspects are believed to be responsible for at least two thefts in the Vienna metropolitan area.  Another potential theft was thwarted by an attentive staff member in one store.

The men work as a team, with one asking to see a valuable piece of jewellery, and the other distracting staff while the first one makes his getaway.

According to police, the two men are known to police in at least six European countries, with an arrest warrant currently outstanding in Germany.

Any member of the public with information about the suspects is asked to call Vienna police on (01)31310 extension 33800.  All information will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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