Ritz Paris robbery: Axe-wielding bandits steal millions in jewels

Ritz Paris robbery: Axe-wielding bandits steal millions in jewels

Armed thieves have stolen about $5.6 million worth of jewels during a dramatic raid at the luxurious Ritz Paris hotel, reports say.

Local radio station RTL said three of the raiders were arrested at the scene, while two escaped on mopeds.

French police have recovered all the jewels that a gang of thieves attempted to snatch from a store in the upscale Paris Ritz hotel, a source close to the investigation said on Thursday.

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The city's police commissioner issued a statement on Twitter thanking officers for their quick reactions, which led to the arrest of three men. Police have closed off roads in the area in search of the 2 others who are fleeing with the jewelry.

"We heard a loud noise and lots of racket in the street", one hotel employee told the AFP news agency.

No one was injured in the robbery at the five-star hotel but terrified guests were told "get down" as shots rang out.

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Wednesday's robbery took place a year and half after the hotel re-opened its palatial doors to guests after almost four years of renovations and a massive fire.

Though ultimately unsuccessful, the robbery on Wednesday evening raised questions about security in one of the world's most prestigious neighbourhoods, the Place Vendome.

Diana, Princess of Wales, dined in the hotel's Imperial Suite shortly before her death in a auto crash in August 1997. Kim Kardashian West lost millions of dollars' worth of jewelry when she was robbed at gunpoint in a Paris apartment in October 2016.

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Place Vendome, where the Ritz is based, is also home to the Ministry of Justice, and several luxury brands, including Chanel.

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