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Man robs iconic Parisian jeweller using stand-up scooter as getaway

PARIS — An armed man using a stand-up scooter Tuesday (July 27) robbed famed Parisian jeweller Chaumet of up to €3 million worth of jewellery in an audacious evening heist, a source close to the case said.

The man made his getaway on the scooter from the store on Rue Francois 1.

The man made his getaway on the scooter from the store on Rue Francois 1.

PARIS — An armed man using a stand-up scooter Tuesday (July 27) robbed famed Parisian jeweller Chaumet of up to €3 million (S$4.8 milion) worth of jewellery in an audacious evening heist, a source close to the case said.

The robber stole between €2 million and €3 million worth of jewellery and precious stones after bursting into the shop near the Champs-Elysees avenue around 5 pm, the source said.

Without using his weapon, the man also made his getaway on the scooter from the store on Rue Francois 1, the source said.

Chaumet, now part of the world's leading luxury goods maker LVMH, is best known for its store on Place Vendome, which was robbed in 2009 with 1.9 million euros worth of gems stolen. AFP

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