PARIS – A Chaumet retailer close to the Avenues des Champs-Elysées was the goal of an armed theft on Tuesday, though no one was harm within the assault, the jeweler mentioned on Wednesday, confirming French media stories.
French weekly Le Point revealed video surveillance footage displaying a person, sporting a grey swimsuit, making his escape on a stand-up scooter shortly after 5 p.m. CET. Chaumet declined to touch upon press stories estimating the worth of the stolen items at between 2 million euros and three million euros.
“The Chaumet store on Rue François-1er was the target of a carefully prepared armed robbery, according to the first elements of the investigation. No one present at the time of the attack was injured, and the house would like to pay tribute to the level-headed reaction of the teams present on site,” Chaumet mentioned in an announcement.
“A support system has been put in place for the teams since last night. A complaint has been filed, the house will not comment further and let the police and justice services conduct their investigations,” added the model, which belongs to luxurious conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
The case has been referred to the brigade de répression du banditisme (BRB), a particular police unit charged with investigating armed robberies, severe burglaries and scams, stolen automobiles and artwork thefts, based on Agence France Presse.
Chaumet’s flagship on Place Vendôme was robbed in 2009, a 12 months that noticed numerous dramatic jewel heists within the French capital, with the boutiques of Harry Winston and Chopard additionally focused. In current years, the variety of high-profile holdups has tapered off.
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