Boutique robbed after thieves break into store with vehicle

Henry

Thieves invaded and robbed a Chanel designer store in Paris, France in the early hours of the morning on Monday by driving a vehicle through the store’s window.

The thieves first looted several Chanel goods, after which they set the vehicle on fire and then made off in a second vehicle.

A police source told AFP the break-in took place around 05:15.

“The thieves used a vehicle to break the shop’s window, after which they drove away with the stolen goods in a second vehicle,” said the police officer.

The police officer further confirmed that the thieves set fire to the first vehicle, and the fire department brought the fire under control.

A further source revealed that four suspects have already been identified. “The damage from the break-in is still being calculated,” said the public prosecutor.

Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) confirmed that the Chanel boutique, located at 42 Avenue Montaigne, was robbed.

According to WWD, this is the second high-profile robbery within the span of a month on Montaigne Avenue.

“Thankfully, no employees were injured,” a Chanel spokesperson told WWD. “The matter is being investigated by the police, and we are working closely together to support the police.”

The Chanel store will reopen once the damage from the break-in has been assessed.

Additional sources: AFP, Women’s Wear Daily