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.

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