On the date listed above, Damir “Damian” Pejcinovic, the leader of an international team of burglars, who amassed over $13 million in ill-gotten gains, was sentenced to 8 years in prison.
Pejcinovic’s crew was responsible for numerous jewelry store burglaries that occurred in the United States and Europe between 2006 and 2017. Assistant US Attorney Andrew Chan described Pejcinovic by saying: “It was the defendant who decided where, when, and how each burglary was going to happen,” Pejcinovic was also said to typically wait in his vehicle while his co-conspirators did the “dirty work” of defeating alarms, breaching safes, and stealing jewelry.
Pejcinovic’s crew was infamous for committing a $3 million burglary on New Year’s Eve in 2016 in New York City. Upon his arrest in 2018, investigators found a blueprint of a jewelry store as well as information on his laptop showing he researched store’s in varying parts of the world.
The crew would use sledgehammers and power tools to breach safes. Watch the video below to learn more about Pejcinovic’s international burglary crew and click here to view a list of the locations that were targeted.