In a daring evening theft, an armed guy riding a stand-up scooter robbed renowned Parisian jeweller Chaumet of up to three million euros in jewellery.
According to the daily Le Parisien, a man entered the business on a stand-up scooter and displayed a firearm during late afternoon hours.
After storming into the shop on the Champs-Elysees avenue about 5 p.m., the robber stole between two and three million euros ($2.4-$3.6 million) worth of jewellery and precious stones, according to the source.
The man also got away on his scooter from the store on Rue Francois 1, the source revealed.
An investigation has been launched, according to the prosecutor’s office. It did not confirm the loot’s early estimates.
Chaumet is a well-known store; which was robbed in 2009 and had 1.9 million euros worth of diamonds taken. Chaumet is now part of LVMH, the world’s top luxury goods company.