Armed robbers steal $4m in jewels from Paris store
View of a logo on a store window of the Printemps department store in Paris February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Philippe WojazerArmed robbers targeted an upscale jeweller in central Paris on Tuesday, making off with valuables estimated to be worth up to three million euros (around four million dollars), police said.
The two men armed with handguns held up the first-floor De Beers concession in the world-famous Printemps department store in Paris’s bustling 9th arrondissement neighbourhood. The thieves did not open fire and no one was injured, witnesses said.
The men approached the concession at around 6.45pm, around an hour before the store was due to close, and asked a salesperson to unlock the display cases at the South African boutique. They then emptied the contents of two cases and left by a staircase at the rear of the building.
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