updated 10/18/2008 3:31:22 AM ET 2008-10-18T07:31:22

Two suspected members of the "Pink Panther gang" of jewel thieves were arrested in Monaco after a car crash, police said on Friday.

The gang is believed to have stolen $134 million in various countries.

Interpol said the suspects were Dusko Poznan, 30, from Bosnia-Herzegovina, and an unnamed 27-year-old Serbian, and belonged to the Balkans-based "Pink Panther gang."

In 2004, the group hid a several-hundred-thousand-dollar diamond ring in a jar of face cream — the same place used in the first Pink Panther film, starring Peter Sellers as the bungling Inspector Clousseau.

One of the men was arrested in the hospital Wednesday by a police officer who took his statement following the crash. The second was arrested afterward.

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