December 5, 2008

Harry Winston Victim of Armed Robbery in Paris

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Forget chasing Harry Winston! Armed bandits seized millions of dollars worth of jewels in a brazen robbery at Harry Winston in Paris late Thursday, according to police.

Reports said that the thieves made off with between $60 million to $80 million worth of necklaces, rings, watches and earrings in what appeared a meticulously planned heist. According to WWD, the robbers were said to know the names of several employees and as well secret storage units for jewels.

The heist comes just over a year after a similar raid on the same Harry Winston store on the Avenue Montaigne, when thieves made off with more than $25 million in jewels. That robbery was considered the most spectacular in France since the 2004 heist of about $15 million worth of diamonds from Chopard during the Biennale des Antiquaires.

That's a lot of stolen bling.

Source: Second City Style

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