Yesterday morning the Chanel boutique on Avenue Montaigne was supposed to open at 10 a.m but it didn't. The night before thieves rammed the doors of the Chanel boutique with an SUV and stole a stash of handbags. The vehicle used by the burglars was set on fire, damaging the storefront and nearby vehicles whereafter they escaped on scooters.
Stolen Chanel items worth thousands
Although the police is still working on the investigation and could not immediatly give an estimate of the merchandise, some media reported the value of the stolen items is more than 300,000 euros. There has been a series of high-profile robberies on luxury stores in central Paris in recent years often targeting prestigious jewelry or watch boutiques at some of Paris' most exclusive addresses.