Two men held over Paris jewellery store heist

Two men were arrested on Wednesday in eastern France as suspects in the robbery on Tuesday evening of a Chaumet jewellery store when items estimated to be worth up to 3 million euros in total were taken at gunpoint by a man who escaped on an electric stand-up scooter.

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French police arrested two suspects on Wednesday after a robbery at famed Parisian jeweller Chaumet where a thief made off with up to three million euros worth of jewellery after arriving and making a getaway on an electronic scooter, reports FRANCE 24.

The two suspects were arrested at a motorway rest area in the east of France and a "substantial quantity" of the stolen goods was found in their possession, a police source told AFP, asking not to be named.

The robber stole between 2 million and 3 million euros ($2.4-$3.6 million) worth of jewellery and precious stones after bursting into the shop near the Champs-Elysées avenue early Tuesday evening, the source said.

Armed but without using his revolver, he helped himself to precious jewels and stones before making his getaway on the scooter from the store on Rue François 1er, the source said.

Read more of this AFP report published by FRANCE 24.

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