A lone armed robber has raided a branch of high-end jewelry store Chaumet near the Champs-Elysee avenue in central Paris, according to local prosecutors. The suspect escaped the scene with a lucrative haul and remains at large.
The brazen robber hit the luxury store late Tuesday afternoon. Footage from the scene shows the store cordoned-off with multiple police officers inside and outside the premises.
Un braquage très important à proximité des #ChampsElysees vient de se produire dans la bijouterie Chaumet. Le montant du butin du braquage serait de 2 millions d’euros ! Le braqueur était en trottinette. pic.twitter.com/KZhmtYyy0p
— Remy Buisine (@RemyBuisine) July 27, 2021
According to local media reports, the suspect arrived at the store on a stand-up scooter. The robber then threatened the tellers with a firearm before bagging a haul of jewelry and precious stones from the stunned staff.
While no estimates have been provided officially, initial media reports suggested the man lifted some €2 million ($2.37 million) worth of goods. No one was injured during the robbery, and the suspect fled the scene on his two-wheeled getaway vehicle. No description of the suspect has been released by French authorities, and the man remains at large.
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The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into the incident.
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