Keyword: Robbery

Thieves tie up elderly French chateau owners 2m-euro heist

The owners of France's prized 17th-century Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Patrice de Vogue, 78, and his wife and Cristina, 90, were tied up in their private apartments during an overnight robbery by a gang which escaped with cash and valuables estimated to be worth a total of 2 million euros.

Alleged mastermind of spectacular 1976 Nice bank heist stands trial

Jacques Cassandri, 74, used a pseudonym in a book published in 2010 in which he declared himself to be the organiser of an elaborate robbery in the Rivierra city 42 years ago when a gang tunnelled their way into a bank's vault of safeboxes and escaped by boats through sewers to the open sea with loot worth almost 30 million euros. 

Millions in gems stolen in armed raid on Paris Ritz hotel

Robbers make off with jewellery thought to be worth 4.7m euros after they smashed display cases at a gallery in the world-famous hotel.

Paris robberies will 'dent Chinese enthusiasm for France'

Chinese news website says the tear-gassing and robbing of 40 Chinese tourists in Paris has caused 'shock and outrage' in China.

French Jewish family held hostage and robbed in 'anti-Semitic' attack

An elderly Jewish couple and their son were beaten and robbed in their home in a suburb west of Paris by a gang in what interior minister Gérard Collomb said appeared to have been an attack "directly linked to their religion".   

French police arrest 16 over Kardashian robbery

The reality TV personality was tied up and robbed of jewellery worth around 9 million euros at a luxury Paris residence last October.

Thieves steal gold in brazen highway robbery in France

Police are hunting four thieves who stole dozens of kilos of gold from an armoured truckon the A6 motorway between Paris and Lyon.

Qatari women robbed of €5 million in Paris motorway heist

The women, in their sixties, had just left Le Bourget airport northeast of the capital when their Bentley was held up by two masked men.

High-class jewellery store robbery ends in cross-Paris chase with police

The heist at the Champs Elysées Cartier store by armed robbers ended after they surrendered during a hostage siege near Montparnasse.

French minister defends decision to detain jeweller who shot robber dead

Interior minister Manuel Valls says justice must take its course after protests over detention of Stephan Turk, who killed a robber outside his shop.

France jewels thefts: Robbers ram 4x4 into Paris shop

In latest in a series of high-profile thefts in France this summer, thieves made off with 2m euros in gems and watches after smashing through window.

Police swoop on gang suspected of Paris train hold-up

French police arrest 16 youths suspected of holding up a suburban train near Paris in March and robbing passengers of valuables.