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Two suspects caught after €10 million jewellery store heist in Paris

Christian Fernsby |
A group of thieves raided the Bulgari luxury jewellery store in Paris's Place Vendome on Tuesday, making off with around €10 million ($12 million) worth of goods.

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Police arrested two of the suspects.

The attack on the luxury store in the heart of the French capital occurred around noon, and officers arrived at the scene shortly after, police said.

The suspects fled in a grey BMW and on two scooters. One was arrested after he was shot in the leg by police.

One police officer on a bicycle nearby was slightly injured when he was driven off the road by the getaway car.

The BMW was later abandoned, and another suspect was found hiding in a car park at the bustling Les Halles shopping centre, close to the Louvre museum.

"Quick reaction by Paris police after a jewellery store robbery at Place Vendome. Two suspects in custody," the Paris police posted on Twitter.

The other suspects remain at large.


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