Tuesday, 1. June 2010

French jewel heist nets £5.5m haul

A daring heist by armed bandits who made off with 200kg (440lb) of gold jewellery worth £5.5m has left French detectives baffled and quietly impressed.

Officers described the raid, in which a jewellery wholesaler and his family were held at gunpoint overnight, as a professional job carried out with military precision. In terms of forward planning, audacity and meticulous attention to detail, the


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