Robber takes euro100,000 in jewels from Paris shop

AP News
Posted: Dec 29, 2009 1:23 PM

French police say an armed robber has burst into a jewelry store in southern Paris and made off with euro100,000 ($144,330) worth of watches and jewels.

Police say the robber, who wore a motorcycle helmet, fired his handgun during Tuesday's heist at the shop on a bustling avenue in southern Paris. Nobody was injured, though one employee complained of hearing problems.

The robber demanded that employees hand over jewelry and watches laid out in display cases, then he fled on a motor scooter.