There's been a Paris fashion heist!
Women's Wear Daily reports that two unmasked men in wigs entered Printemps department store in Paris armed with handguns and bullet-proof vests Tuesday evening. They then headed straight to the De Beers counter on the first floor and made off with 1 million to 3 million euros worth of jewelry. Quelle horreur!
No shots were fired and no one was harmed, a district attorney spokeswoman told WWD. In fact, France 24 reports that many employees and customers had no idea a robbery was taking place, since the men left quietly through a personnel exit.
Strangely enough, 24 hours before the Printemps incident, armed robbers at Brussels airport managed to leave with $50 million worth of diamonds after a swift five-minute heist. And just a few months ago, ax and bat-wielding cyclists stormed a London mall to steal $3.1 million dollars worth of Cartier and Rolex watches.
But a jewelry heist on the trendy Boulevard Haussmann in Paris? That's major. The only thing crazier incident we've ever heard of was the Marc Jacobs train robbery.
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