Man On Scooter Steals Millions From Upmarket Paris Jeweler

Man On Scooter Steals Millions From Upmarket Paris Jeweler

The man, thought to be in his 50s or 60s, arrived at and left the Chaumet boutique on a stand-up scooter on Tuesday afternoon.

Andrew H. Sweet

The man, thought to be in his 50s or 60s, arrived at and left the Chaumet boutique on a stand-up scooter on Tuesday afternoon.

He drew a weapon and threatened to set off a bomb he said had been planted in the store, police say.

The outlet is in an affluent area of the city near the Champs-Elysées.

CCTV captured images of the man entering the shop wearing a light-grey suit and a facemask.

Police say he forced employees to hand over the jewelry and stones and keys to the shop before locking the staff in as he left. No violence was used.

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