back to article Armed robbers take Paris jewellers for £70m

Armed robbers yesterday made off with "at least" £70m (€80m, $102m) in jewels after storming the prestigious Harry Winston store near Paris's Champs-Elysee and relieving the shop of pretty well all its stock. According to the BBC, roughly 10 customers and 15 staff were in the premises late yesterday afternoon when the four …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton


    Nuf said

  2. Matt Denny

    Slight grammatical error

    Sorry Les, but how can something be "almost exactly"?

    It's either one or the other...

    I have to blame my dad for this one - being a pedant.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Dead Vulture

    Where's the PH angle?

    Title sez it all

  4. Tom Paine
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    A late entry into the prestigious "Subheadlines of the Year" contest.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    French Women

    What, blaggers disguised as women., and no one notices? Hang on this is France.

    Paris, well it had to be

  6. Anonymous Coward
    IT Angle

    IT angle?

    And is this bling really worth 70 million quid to most people or is it just a case of them putting a silly price tag to keep away the "unworthy".

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Drag queens holding up stores in France...

    Somebody call Jean Reno!!

  8. Edward Miles
    IT Angle

    I got excited...

    ...when I misread the title as "armed Robots". I am now disappointed. Bah Humbug.

  9. Matthew Glubb

    Credit Crunch

    Insurance job

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  11. ratfox
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    Sounds fishy...

    They knew the staff by name, and where the rest was stored?

    An inside job, or indeed, an insurance job

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    "Knew the staff by name"

    Easy...just go into the shop a few times over the weeks and look at the name badges of the staff! Doesn't have to be an inside job.

  13. Moss Icely Spaceport
    Paris Hilton

    But did they steal the famed....

    ....Pink Panther?

  14. pctechxp
    IT Angle

    Where is the IT angle?

    I mean they didn't even cut an alarm wire by the sound of it so no electronics were involved whatsoever.

    Is it that quiet on the IT front?

    C'mon El Reg, you're slipping.

    Isn't a Return of The Machines story now long overdue.

  15. Anonymous Coward

    At least...

    ...Someone is still making moeny in this economic climate.

    Pirates, as they too beat the markets now days.

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