PARIS – A Chopard shop in central Paris was robbed Friday in broad daylight, with one man reportedly making off with jewelry worth an estimated 1 million euros, or $1.1 million at current exchange.
A spokeswoman at Chopard said that the company did not have a comment and would let the French authorities work on the investigation.
The thief reportedly entered the front door of the boutique, located at 72 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, at around 11 a.m. He took out what looked to be a gun and emptied merchandise from four windows.
The store situated across the street from the Élysée presidential palace and some blocks from the Ministry of Justice is in one of the most guarded areas of the French capital.
The robbery took place as Paris remains on highest alert following the terrorist attacks on Nov. 13 that claimed 130 lives. The city continues to be heavily patrolled by police and military personnel as a result.