Jewel Robbery At The Paris Ritz: An Estimated $5.4M Taken During Smash-and-Grab

 Friday, January 12, 2018

 Forbes

Spring, in the form of France’s traditional seasonal spike in high-profile jewel thefts, arrived a little early at cocktail hour in Paris’ recently-renovated Ritz hotel last night, as at least five axe-and-pistol-slinging robbers mounted a blitzkrieg raid on the storied hotel and, after smashing much display-case glass and reportedly firing off a few rounds to create the obligatory cover of havoc, made off with an estimated $5.4 million in jewels from a shop within the hotel. In their equally rash getaway, on scooters, three of the gang were captured by a police patrol. Two managed to escape, according to the gendarmerie, with the loot.
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