Robbers have made off with gems value 300,000 euros ($370,000) snatched from two Indian diamond merchants as they have been getting into a Paris metro station, a supply near the investigation stated Friday.
“The 2 merchants have been getting back from a enterprise assembly and have been attacked Monday afternoon by two males,” the supply stated, confirming a report by French journal Le Level.
“A bag containing a number of valuable stones — however no diamonds — was stolen,” the supply added. “Early indications are that it might have been a premeditated assault.”
The theft befell within the central Ninth Arrondissement of Paris, which is house to various diamond buying and selling companies.
The French capital has seen various high-profile jewel robberies up to now few years, most lately an audacious heist on the Ritz lodge in January.
A gang armed with hatchets and handguns burst into the five-star lodge and smashed the home windows of jewelry outlets on the bottom flooring, however grew to become trapped by locked doorways as they tried to flee.
Three males have been charged over the theft.
In October 2016, US actuality TV star Kim Kardashian was tied up and robbed at gunpoint whereas staying in a luxurious residence for Paris Vogue Week.
The thieves made off with jewelry value at the least 9 million euros, together with a hoop value 4 million alone.
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