A lone gunman robbed a chic Paris jewelry store in broad daylight, walking out of the Chopard shop on Place Vendome with up to $14 million worth of goods, police said.
Dressed in a suit and wearing a fedora, the man entered the prestigious boutique, pulled out a gun and forced staff members to hand over about 15 pieces of jewelry, police said.
“According to the first set of information we received, it was a man in his 50s, dressed in a chic costume and wearing a Borsalino [fedora] hat,” said Olivier Lebon, a police union representative. Lebon said the robbery took two minutes.
Based in Switzerland, Chopard is known for adorning movie stars strutting on red carpets at high-profile events such as the Cannes Film Festival or Hollywood’s Academy Awards.