armed robbers raid jewelry store at paris' ritz hotel - the jewelry store
Armed thieves entered the Paris luxury Ritz hotel on Wednesday, stole valuable jewelry and other items from hotel boutiques, and carried out an unusual shameless robbery in one of the world's most prestigious neighborhoods, officials said.
According to a police official, the three suspects were soon arrested near the fashionable Wanda Plaza in central Paris, but at least two others escaped.
No one was injured.
An official familiar with the investigation said no jewellery or other items have been found so far.
Neither official was authorized to make his or her name public.
According to French media estimates, the value of stolen goods is at least 4 pounds.
5 million euros ($5. 4 million. )
The police were unable to confirm the figure, nor were they able to confirm reports of thieves carrying hats.
One of the officials told The Associated Press that they appeared to have entered the Reza jewelry store through the roadside entrance, where they broke the display case and took valuables.
This store is also open to five. Ritz star hotel.
According to the official, two people were in the store at the time and issued an alert to the police, who were not authorized to publicly disclose the name of the investigation. Several high-
In recent years, high-end Paris jewelry stores, including Cartier, Harry Winston and Chopin, have been the targets of dramatic robberies.
On October 2016, Kim Kardashian West was robbed with a gun in a Paris apartment and lost millions of dollars in jewelry.
The Ritz Hotel is a very luxurious hotel.
19 th century hotel, re-opened in 2016 after a wide range of four
After a year of renovation, well-known brands such as Ernest Hemingway and Coco Chanel have been established.
This is Princess Diana's last place to stay before the fatal car accident, receiving elite guests from all over the world who presented awards for this exquisite neighborhood.