Armed Robbers Steal £13 M In Jewelry From Piaget Store In Paris: ‘Woman In Dress and Two Men In Suits’ Hold Staff At Gunpoint

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Three armed robbers reportedly escaped from a Piaget jewelry store in central Paris on Tuesday with luxury goods worth up to £13 million (16 million USD), reports the Daily Mail.

According to local reports, the perpetrators entered the store, held staff members at gunpoint, and forced them to open display windows and a trunk containing valuable items. No injuries were reported.

“Two men in suits and a woman in a dress were responsible,”

said an investigating source.

“They calmly walked into the Piaget store and then threatened staff with a gun with a silencer on the barrel… Everyone at the back of the store was forced onto the ground, and the robbers then forced a member of staff to open the display windows, and a trunk where some of the most expensive pieces are kept,”

they added.

“Once they had enough jewelry, the raiders fled on foot, and then possibly got on to two-wheelers nearby.”

The Paris prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation for

“armed robbery by an organizing gang and kidnapping.” 

Piaget, a Swiss luxury watchmaker, and jeweler, was founded in 1874 and is a subsidiary of the Richemont group. 

This incident is the latest in a series of robberies in central Paris. In March, robbers stole millions of pounds worth of jewelry from a nearby Bulgari store. The same Bulgari store was previously targeted in September 2021, and a Chanel store was robbed last year. Jewelry stores in Paris have been frequently targeted by robbers over the years, and even celebrity homes have been affected. In 2016, Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room, resulting in the theft of over £7 million (nearly 9 million USD) worth of jewelry.

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