|Steve M.C. |||Nov 24, 2016 04:28 AM EST|
(Photo : Getty Images) Robbers in Paris stole goods worth over $5.29 million from two Qatari women.
Two Qatari sisters are the latest victims to be robbed and manhandled in Paris in what is now becoming a growing trend in the French Capital on Monday night.
According to CNN news, the two sisters were being driven from Paris-Le Bourget Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport when they were ambushed by two men and robbed items estimated to be worth over 5 million euros ($5.29 million).
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"Two masked men intercepted their car," Bobigny prosecutor, general secretary (name withheld) said. "They sprayed tear gas to the driver and manhandled the women before taking their suitcases containing their valuables."
Investigations in regard to the incident kicked off officially on Tuesday after the driver contacted French authorities to report the incident.
The two Paris airport destinations have been a great target for criminal minds. The thieves are usually from the northern sub-urban regions of Paris, and they usually fish for vehicles that have left the airport through motorways.
The identification of the two women is to remain private as investigations continue. A news source, however, places the women's ages in their early 60s.
Bollywood star Mallika Sherawat has also been a victim of such an incident just this month. The star together with her boyfriend was attacked by robbers as they were heading to actress' Paris apartment following a night out.
In a report by the Telegraph, reality TV star Kim Kardashian West was also in a similar predicament last October. Masked robbers posed as police officers to gain access to her room, tied her up, and locked her in her bathroom. The robbers allegedly stole millions worth of jewelry.
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