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Rags to riches New Yorker accused of masterminding Ocean’s Eleven style heists

Rags to riches New Yorker living the high life in $10m home ‘turns out to be infamous jewel thief’ accused of masterminding Ocean’s Eleven-style heists all over the world using acrobats and strongmen to scale buildings

  • Damir Pejcinovic was arrested by FBI agents in October last year and was charged with leading a robbery ring called the Pejcinovic Enterprise
  • The gang’s alleged victims were based cities across America including in New York, LA and Portland, and even as far as Frankfurt in Germany
  • He was arrested alongside Gzimi Bojkovic, Adrian Fiseku and Elvis Cirikovic
  • Neighbors now say Pejcinovic and his wife Spresa ‘drove ordinary cars’ and ‘Damian would sit on the porch, smiling at everyone’ 
  • Prosecutors say the gang resembled a real-life Ocean’s Eleven, complete with ‘people with acrobatic abilities’ for scaling buildings

Damir Pejcinovic is accused of masterminding Ocean’s Eleven style heists all over the world using acrobats and strongmen

A New York man is accused of masterminding Ocean’s Eleven style heists all over the world using acrobats and strongmen.

Damir Pejcinovic was arrested by FBI agents in October last year and was charged with leading a robbery ring called the Pejcinovic Enterprise.

They are accused of stealing more than $10 million in jewelry and cash in 16 robberies since 2006.

The gang’s alleged victims were based cities across America including in New York, LA and Portland, and even as far as Frankfurt in Germany.

Dad-of-two Pejcinovic, who lived in a $10 million townhouse, was arrested alongside his alleged accomplices Gzimi ‘Jimbo’ Bojkovic and Adrian Fiseku, both of Staten Island, and Elvis ‘Gorilla’ Cirikovic, of Waterbury, Connecticut.

They have been charged with the commission of burglaries and interstate transportation and sale of stolen goods, according to reports.

Now his neighbors have told The New York Post that Pejcinovic and his wife Spresa ‘drove ordinary cars’ and ‘Damian would sit on the porch, smiling at everyone’.

The paper says those who lived near the couple regarded him as ‘Damian from The Bronx, a guy who made it and now lives in the Village’.  

Prosecutor Andrew Ken-Wei Chan said the gang resembled a real-life Ocean’s Eleven, complete with ‘people with acrobatic abilities’ for scaling buildings.

He said: ‘They had members of the group who were incredibly strong. And if the crew needed people who had expertise in security systems and phone systems and disabling security systems members could fit that description as well.’

The gang is accused of stealing more than $10 million in jewelry and cash in 16 robberies since 2006 in cities across America and even as far as Germany

The group are said to have been charged with the commission of burglaries and interstate transportation and sale of stolen goods

The gang is accused of stealing more than $10 million in jewelry and cash in 16 robberies since 2006 in cities across America and even as far as Germany

Dad-of-two Pejcinovic was arrested alongside alleged accomplice Gzimi Bojkovic, pictured

Dad-of-two Pejcinovic was arrested alongside alleged accomplice Gzimi Bojkovic, pictured

One the the group’s last alleged heists was  KGK Jewelers in Manhattan 

One the the group’s last alleged heists was KGK Jewelers in Manhattan 

The US Attorney’s Office said one of the groups last confirmed heists was minutes into New Year’s Day in 2017 when they allegedly targeted KGK Jewelers in Manhattan.

A source said they ‘lay in wait until the ball dropped’ and surveillance footage reportedly shows them as they break in.

The source told The New York Post: ‘As much time as you spend thinking about your job, they spend as much, if not more, thinking about theirs. That’s why it took so long to be caught.’

Chan told the court Pejcinovic rarely attended the actual robberies, adding: ‘This burglary crew was incredibly sophisticated. 

‘They had expertise that allowed them to compromise security systems at these locations by cutting off phone lines that connected jewelry stores with security counterparts.’

The gang is accused of spending months scoping out potential hits, starting false alarms to monitor police response times.

Dad-of-two Pejcinovic was denied bond and is currently awaiting trial at the Metropolitan Detention Center while his alleged partners were all released on bail.

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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