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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-12-05

Armed men raided a luxury jewellery store near the iconic Place Vendôme in Paris, making off with luxury watches worth some €800,000 ($1 million), a source close to the investigation told AFP on Thursday.

Armed men raided a luxury jewellery store near the iconic Place Vendôme in Paris, making off with luxury watches worth some €800,000 ($1 million), a source close to the investigation told AFP on Thursday.

The robbers brandished handguns and threatened the shop's employees, the source said.

France has seen a series of robberies at upscale jewellery stores in recent months, including a brazen attack in which axe-wielding men stole high-end watches worth hundreds of thousands of euros from a Vacheron Constantin store, also near the Place Vendôme.

Several heists took place during the Cannes Film Festival in May, including one at the Carlton Hotel in which jewel thieves made off with $1.4 million in jewels that were due to be loaned to movie stars.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)

 

Date created : 2013-12-05

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