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Thieves pull off Paris jewellery heist

Thieves pull off Paris jewellery heist
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It is said lightening does not strike twice, but for one unfortunate jewellery store in Paris that is not the case. In what is being reported as one of France’s biggest ever jewellery heists armed robbers have walked away with millions of euros worth of gems for the second time in a year. Police say three armed men, some dressed in women’s attire, entered the luxury Harry Winston jewellers near the Champs Elysees making off with an estimated 80 million euros. It comes nearly a year to the day when thieves entered the same store, taking around 10 million euros worth of jewellery. Officers say the gang who carried out the lightening-fast strike were well informed, addressing some staff members by their names.

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