France hit by another multi-million dollar jewellery heist
PARIS (AFP) - Four men rammed their car into an upmarket jewellery store in central Paris on Monday, smashing the shopwindow and making off with a two-million-euro (S$3.37 million) booty, a police source said.
The heist near the upscale Place Vendome is the latest to hit France after a spate of high-profile robberies in the southern resort of Cannes.
The police source, who wished to remain anonymous, said the men drove a large four-by-four car into the store in the early hours of the morning and grabbed jewellery and luxury watches worth an estimated two million euros.
They then set fire to the vehicle and escaped in another car.