Champs-Elysees weekend heist nets EUR 1m

16th February 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Feb 16 (AFP) - A well-planned robbery on the Champs-Elysees reminiscent of the "Italian Job" heist film netted thieves EUR 1 million USD 1.3 million) on the weekend, French police said Monday.

PARIS, Feb 16 (AFP) - A well-planned robbery on the Champs-Elysees reminiscent of the "Italian Job" heist film netted thieves EUR 1 million USD 1.3 million) on the weekend, French police said Monday.

The gang managed to break open four safes belonging to a money exchange bureau on the busy avenue Saturday night after burrowing through underground and neutralising the premise's electronic surveillance system, officers said.

Employees only discovered the break-in Sunday.

© AFP

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