Armed robbers take Paris jewellers for £70m
Cato! You imbecile! Not now!
Armed robbers yesterday made off with "at least" £70m (€80m, $102m) in jewels after storming the prestigious Harry Winston store near Paris's Champs-Elysee and relieving the shop of pretty well all its stock.
According to the BBC, roughly 10 customers and 15 staff were in the premises late yesterday afternoon when the four blaggers, some disguised as women, burst in. Police reports suggest they "appeared to know their way around", addressed some staff by name and pinpointed "where stock not on display was being stored".
During the robbery, the band turned over display cases and some staff are reported injured.
The BBC notes that the store - lying on the "fashionable" Avenue Montaigne - was taken for an estimated €10m in booty during another armed robbery almost exactly 12 months ago. ®
...Someone is still making moeny in this economic climate.
Pirates, as they too beat the markets now days.
But did they steal the famed....
Where is the IT angle?
I mean they didn't even cut an alarm wire by the sound of it so no electronics were involved whatsoever.
Is it that quiet on the IT front?
C'mon El Reg, you're slipping.
Isn't a Return of The Machines story now long overdue.