Chopard robbery in Place Vendome

PARIS (AFP) – Jewellery worth some six million euros (8.4 million dollars) was stolen in a hold-up Saturday at the elite Chopard store in Paris's Place Vendome, police said.The theft happened at around 3 pm (1300 GMT) at the premises near the Ritz Hotel, an official at the Paris police headquarters said, giving no details.Chopard makes watches and jewels for the stars and has branches in most of the world's capitals.In December thieves staged a record 100-million-dollar jewel heist at the Harry Winston boutique in the posh Avenue Montaigne of the Champs-Elysees.Suspicion fell on the international gang known as the Pink Panthers.

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