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Published: Dec 5, 2008
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Harry Winston Robbery: $102 Million Heist in Paris
by Mitch Marconi

Armed bandits seized millions of dollars worth of jewels in a brazen heist at Harry Winston late Thursday.

Police say armed robbers - some dressed in drag - made off with $102 million in loot from a lightning-fast jewelry store robbery in central Paris.

Reports said that the thieves made off with necklaces, rings, watches and earrings in what appeared to be a meticulously planned heist at the Harry Winston store near the Champs-Elysees.

An official said Friday that at least two of the bandits were men dressed as women and at times spoke a foreign language. The robbers were said to know the names of several employees and as well secret storage units for jewels.

The heist comes just over a year after a similar raid on the same Harry Winston store on the Avenue Montaigne, when thieves rab off with more than $25 million in baubles.

A spokeswoman for the U.S.-based chain could not be reached for comment about Thursday's holdup.

Police state that it was among France's biggest-ever jewelry thefts.

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