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Chanel Boutique Raided by AK47-Armed Robbers in Paris Heist

  • Company says it’s too soon to give value of stolen items
  • Firm set up psychological support unit for those present
Police set up a security cordon near the Chanel store on Place Vendome in Paris, France, on May 5.

Police set up a security cordon near the Chanel store on Place Vendome in Paris, France, on May 5.

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Armed robbers staged a lightning raid on a Chanel watch and jewelry boutique in Paris close to the chic Place Vendome.

Police officials said the four suspects, who were wearing helmets and heavily armed, were in and out of the shop in five minutes and stole goods worth “a large amount.” A witness said one of them had an AK47 assault rifle on his back. No one was injured.