By  on June 2, 2009

PARIS — As the Chopard store on Place Vendôme remained shuttered Monday after a $9.2 million heist during the weekend, it was business as usual for neighboring jewelers on France’s Pentecost holiday, albeit with heightened security.

A lone man, who passed himself off as a customer to get through Chopard’s security door, raided the store Saturday afternoon, stealing jewels worth up to 6.5 million euros, or $9.2 million at current exchange, according to French police.

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