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Infamous Jewel Thief Hides Among NYC’s Elite Upper Class

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Damir Pejcinovic. Photo Credit: Twitter

Four members of an international burglary crew conducted more than a dozen heists and attempted heists in the US and Europe between 2006 and 2017 and stole over $10 million in jewelry, according to U.S. Attorneys for the Southern District of New York.

Damir Pejcinovic, Gzimi Bojkovic, Adrian Fiseku and Elvis Cirikovic were charged with the crimes. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “As alleged in the indictment, the defendants were part of a sophisticated criminal enterprise that carried out burglaries on both sides of the Atlantic, to the tune of more than $10 million. Thanks to the outstanding efforts of our partners at the FBI and the NYPD, the defendants now face significant federal charges.”

FBI Special Assistant Director-in-Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. said in a statement that the charges “bring to an end an alleged criminal enterprise whose activity spanned more than a decade and included more than a dozen individual incidents that occurred across the United States and around the world. This investigation demonstrates the FBI/NYPD Joint Violent Crimes Task Force’s unwavering commitment to bringing justice to these groups, in spite of the challenges created by time or distance. I would like to thank all of our national and international partners for their contributions to this investigation. Our success in bringing this case to prosecution would not have been possible without them.”

According to the allegations in the indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court, between 2006 and April 2017, the four participated in a criminal organization whose members and associates engaged in, among other things, the commission of burglaries and interstate transportation and sale of stolen goods. The criminal organization operated principally in New York City, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Massachusetts, Maine, and Europe. Members and associates of the organization committed, conspired to commit, and attempted to commit numerous burglaries of jewelry stores and banks, as well as the interstate transportation and sale of stolen property from the burglaries.

The men are each charged with one count of racketeering conspiracy, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; and one count of conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property and bank burglary, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

In addition, Pejcinovic, Bojkovic and Fiesku are charged with one count of interstate transportation of stolen property, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. The maximum potential sentences are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencings of the defendants will be determined by the judge.

The charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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