Armed thieves hit Chanel store in central Paris

Three robbers with pump-action shotguns raided a luxury Chanel boutique in central Paris on Thursday, police sources said.

Armed thieves hit Chanel store in central Paris
Photo: AFP
The robbery took place in the city's chic Avenue Montaigne, home to many luxury stores, which is just off the Champs-Elysees.
The robbery was confirmed by staff at the shop, who gave no details about what was stolen.
A police source, however, said the stolen goods were valued at “several hundreds of thousands of euros”.   
“I saw some guys come out, wearing masks,” a witness told AFP on condition of anonymity.
“Without thinking, I put myself in front of their car. Then I saw one of them was carrying a gun so I left.”
Another Chanel boutique on the same street was hit by thieves last month who rammed the storefront with a 4×4 car in the early hours of the morning.
In that incident, the robbers escaped by scooter after stealing several luxury handbags, police said.

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