Thieves make off with $11m jewels in Paris motorway heist
11 March 2015, 15:03
Paris - Around fifteen thievesattacked two heavily guarded vans carrying jewels at a French motorway toll station, making off with a haul worth around $11m, sources close to the investigation said on Wednesday.
The heist took place around midnight on the A6 motorway at the Avallon toll booth, around 200km southeast of Paris.
The local prosecutor from the city of Auxerre told AFP that no one was hurt in the robbery.
Police have set up a perimeter around the heist with air support in a bid to catch the robbers.