Man Robs Iconic Parisian Jeweller Using Stand-Up Scooter As Getaway
An armed man using a stand-up scooter Tuesday robbed famed Parisian jeweller Chaumet of up to three million euros worth of jewellery in an audacious evening heist.
According to Le Parisien newspaper said a man arrived at the store on a stand-up scooter, and brandished a weapon inside the store during opening hours in the late afternoon.
The robber stole between two million and three million euros ($2.4-$3.6 million) worth of jewellery and precious stones after bursting into the shop near the Champs-Elysees avenue around 5 pm, the source said.
The man also made his getaway on the scooter from the store on Rue Francois 1, the source said.
The prosecutor’s office said it had opened an investigation. It did not confirm initial estimates of the loot.
Chaumet, now part of the world’s leading luxury goods maker LVMH, is best known for its store on Place Vendome, which was robbed in 2009 with 1.9 million euros worth of gems stolen.