Le Parisian fashionable hotel George V was attacked by robbers who stole jewelry worth €100.000, Le Parisien reported citing sources close to the investigation.
According to the newspaper’s interlocutors, two armed men broke into the hotel, which is located in the Champs-Elysees, on Thursday around 21:30 (22:30 Moscow time). One of the men used an axe to smash shop windows which contained jewelry belonging to well-known companies.
The criminals fled with the stolen jewelry on a scooter, and an investigation is underway.
The hotel was built about 100 years ago. After the reconstruction in the late 1990s, it was recognized as the best in the world according to a number of publications.
Earlier, on April 4, it became known that Bernard Tapi, a French millionaire, politician and public figure, and his wife were beaten and robbed at their home in France. It was reported that unknown persons stole jewelry.