Armed robbers raid Ritz hotel in Paris stealing jewellery worth 'millions'

Two of the gang managed to escape out of the back of the hotel and were spotted running away before mounting mopeds

French police said that five thieves, some of them armed, entered the luxury hotel and stole goods worth "an important sum".

The three suspects were arrested near the chic Place Vendome in central Paris but none of the jewels or other items has been recovered so far. He said no one was injured.

Three of the robbers were arrested after the smash-and-grab, but two remain on the run, a police official said.

Nik said: "My parents and I were sitting at the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz for a drink and we were about to leave when we heard shouting from the bartenders to get down". Witnesses reported hearing gunfire yesterday evening.

"He had an axe in his hand".


Writer Frédéric Beigbeder took refuge in a basement as the men - armed with an axe and two handguns - swooped on the hotel.

The Ritz-Carlton is located in the 1st arrondissement and overlooks the Place Vendôme.

Princess Diana famously dined at the hotel with Dodi al Fayed before they both died in a tragic vehicle accident in the Pont de l'Alma underpass.

The hotel, owned by Mohamed Al Fayed, reopened last year after four years of refurbishment work.

It is known as one of the most luxurious hotels in the world with 159 rooms and re-opened in 2016 and it underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment.

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