This week in France, burglars slammed a sport-utility vehicle through the front of a Chanel store in central Paris in the latest shocking robbery on a luxury store in the French capital.
The thieves made off with luxury handbags worth several thousand euros, leaving the 4×4 burning outside the store in the Avenue Montaigne, one of the more luxurious shopping streets in the world.
“They grabbed several handbags before making off on motor scooters,” a source said.
A Chanel employee at the shop confirmed the terrible robbery but declined to provide further details.
The targeted Chanel boutique is just minutes away from the Champs-Elysees and close to the presidential palace.
There has been a series of high-profile robberies on luxury stores in central Paris in recent years often targeting prestigious jewelry or watch boutiques at some of Paris’ most exclusive addresses.
Roger Scoble blogs about the latest gadgets, travel and luxury news. A graduate of UCLA, Roger loves to travel, drive luxe autos and have amazing adventures.