Robbers wielding axes have managed to make off with jewelry worth millions of dollars after completing a heist in the Ritz-Carlton in Paris.
According to ABC News, five men gained access to the gallery shopping area in which five shops and nearly 100 display cases are located, all containing luxury watches and jewels. The thieves proceeded to smash jewelry store windows, using their axes to loot the shops.
Two people, who were inside the stores at the time, alerted the police. Witnesses who were near the scene said that they heard multiple gunshots, but police said that no one was injured during the heist.
As many of you know my parents and I are currently in Paris. There was a shooting at the bar we were at in the Ritz-Carlton hotel involving 4 robbers. They ran through the bar and started shooting at the bar adjacent to us. My parents and I are safe thanks to the wonderful staff.— Nik (@Nikilazar20) January 10, 2018
Three of the five men were arrested, but the remaining two thieves are still on the run. So far, none of the gems or items of jewelry, valued at €4.7 million (or more than $5.6 million), have been recovered.
While we should be thankful no one was hurt or killed, let's also hope authorities get the remaining dangerous assailants off the streets.