How many times in movies have we seen armed robbers try to take on a bank, or rob a jewelry store? Invariably they wear masks to cover their faces or stockings over their heads and they almost always get pinched by the cops during the getaway. Well, maybe they should have taken some advice from the French. A Paris jewelry store has been raided to the tune of over $100 million by armed robbers dressed as women.
Armed robbers wearing women's wigs and clothing made off with diamond rings, gem-studded bracelets and other jewelry worth $108 million from a Harry Winston boutique in Paris, in one of the world's largest jewel heists.
Montagne [spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor's office] said there was only one client in the store at the time, and no one was injured and no weapons were fired. She called the incident "very well-organized," and said three of the four gunmen were dressed as women and wore wigs.
Police have compiled a photo fit of the suspects from eyewitness testimony
The boutique was closed Friday, and three of its five display windows stood empty of their usual stunning jewelry. Vendors at the nearby Louis Vuitton and Max Mara boutiques said they did not notice anything unusual Thursday - until police sirens wailed.