VIDEO: Paris luxury store windows broken after car-ram robbery - GulfToday

VIDEO: Paris luxury store windows broken after car-ram robbery


Police inspect broken door of the Valentino store in Paris.

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The police have fished a man out of the Seine River where he dived after ramming a car into a luxury Valentino store and stealing dozens of luxury bags in Paris.

The 24-year-old suspect entered the shop around noon at the popular Rue Saint Honoré.

He stole up to 30 luxury bags and other items before attempting to escape by car.

The man, after a long police chase, abandoned his car on Place de la Concorde at the end of Boulevard des Champs-Élysées, the police said, before plunging into the nearby Seine.

But the officers on board quickly picked him up and placed him under arrest.

A source familiar with the matter said "all" of the stolen items had been found.

The police said that around 30 bags were found in his car which Valentino lists on his website at between 1,000 and 3,000 euros ($1,013 to $3,040).

According to the Paris prosecutors, the 24-year-old suspect will face an investigation for charges including aggravated robbery and refusal to comply with police.

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