Armed robbery at the Ritz : Frédéric Beigbeder was on site at the time of the events – Gala
The Ritz has been the scene of a spectacular robbery last night. Around 18: 30, five men (with axe) entered by the service entrance in the famous parisian palace. The amount of the declared value of the loot, part of which was washed away by two robbers on the run, is estimated € 4.5 million. According to Le Figaro, the writer Frédéric Beigbeder, took a drink at the Ritz at the time of the facts.
Currently visiting Paris for the promotion of his latest book “life without end” (editions Grasset, Frederic Beigbeder has had a narrow escape yesterday evening, January 10. According to information from Figaro,” the writer and soon to be a father for the third time, took a drink at the Ritz at the time of the robbery, and marveled at the calmness of the place. He took refuge in the basement when the robbers have sprung up in the Hemingway bar. “one of the most chic of parisian evenings. Remember, it was 18: 30 yesterday when five men robbed the famous palace of the place Vendôme. The amount of loot, more than 4 million euros, enough to make your head spin. Very well prepared, the assailants dared to steer one of the places that better protected the capital.
“With axe, they smashed the windows in which were exposed jewelry of famous jewellers, precise BFMTV. Three of them were arrested on the spot, the other two are on the run, The five malefactors have acted in a team. Well prepared, they arrived hooded and gloved by the rue Cambon, a street on the opposite side of the place Vendôme. Armed with only axes, they carried no firearms. “
For spectacular flight, the survey moves quickly. According to the information of our colleagues on the Point,” the car used by one of the fugitives sought was found burned Thursday morning in Sannois (Val-d’oise). Two of the suspects have declined to their identity: between the ages of 28 and 29 years old, they are from Seine-Saint-Denis and known to the court, for robbery. The third would not have wished to express. They are still in police custody on Thursday. “
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