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Armed man robs jewelry store facing French president's home

Armed man robs jewelry store within view of French presidential palace

Armed man robs jewelry store facing French president's home

PARIS (AP) -- Police say an armed man has robbed the famed Parisian jeweler Chopard, making off with gems worth around 1 million euros ($1.1 million).

Friday's robbery took place across the street from the Elysee palace, which is heavily guarded around the clock.

Police say no one was injured in the robbery.

Paris, with a wealth of fine jewelry stores catering to tourists and locals alike, is routinely struck by armed robbers. But thefts so close to the presidential palace -- in one of the city's ritziest neighborhoods -- are relatively rare.


Updated : 2021-09-20 08:29 GMT+08:00