French police have recovered a few of the jewels price over four.zero million euros looted from the Ritz resort in central Paris, the AFP has reported.
The information company additionally stated the police have been nonetheless trying to find two robbers who escaped from the scene.
The gang burst into the five-star resort on the French capital’s glitzy Place Vendome by a rear employees entrance on Wednesday night and smashed the show home windows of jewelry outlets on the bottom flooring.
Three males have been arrested as they tried to flee by the way in which they got here in with baggage of gems and watches.
But they got here up towards locked doorways. “Obviously there is a security system and an alarm in this type of establishment,” a police supply stated.
Part of the loot was recovered after being scattered about throughout the arrest of the three suspects, whereas extra jewels and watches have been present in a bag dropped by one of many two robbers who bought away, one other supply added, with out with the ability to give an estimate for the worth of the products retrieved.
The three males arrested , are stated to be from the Seine-Saint-Denis space north of Paris, and are “well known the police for armed robbery, violence and receiving stolen goods”, a supply near the inquiry stated.
A police group in command of patrolling the sq. — dwelling to a few of Paris’s high jewellers and watchmakers, in addition to the justice ministry — was rapidly on the scene.
Place Vendome has been the scene of a number of daring jewelry heists lately. Security within the neighbourhood was beefed up in 2014 however robbers have continued to strike.