PARIS, Nov 22, (AFP): Two Qatari women were held up on a Paris motorway and robbed of valuables worth more than fi ve million euros ($5.3 million) in the latest heist targeting wealthy visitors to the French capital. The women, in their sixties, had just left Le Bourget airport northeast of the capital on Monday when their chauffeur-driven Bentley was held up by two masked men who sprayed them with tear gas, a police source said Tuesday.
The robbers stole “everything in the vehicle: jewels, clothes, luggage”, the source said. Last month, American reality TV star Kim Kardashian was tied up and robbed at gunpoint of $10 million in jewels in a luxury apartment in the heart of Paris. Police said the robbers held a gun to Kardashian’s head, bound and gagged her and shut her into a bathroom in the biggest jewellery robbery of an individual in France in more than 20 years.
In another incident, Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat was punched in the face and sprayed with tear-gas by three masked men in an upmarket area of Paris this month.