Steps From Kim Kardashian Robbery, Thieves Hit a Princess

Saudi princess says $925K worth of jewels was stolen from her Paris hotel suite
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2018 8:07 AM CDT
A police car drives past the Ritz hotel in Paris on Jan. 11, 2018.   (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

(Newser) – Police have stepped up their presence in a Paris neighborhood ever since Kim Kardashian endured a frightening jewel robbery in her hotel there in 2016. That didn't stop another apparent heist on Friday afternoon from the Paris Ritz, where an unnamed Saudi princess said jewels worth more than $925,000 were stolen from her suite, Reuters reports. A police source says there were no apparent signs of a break-in, and the woman told prosecutors she hadn't had the jewels in the suite's safe. The area, which hosts luxury stores and jewelers, is a not-infrequent target for armed thieves, and the Ritz itself was just robbed in January of millions of dollars' worth of jewelry from its lobby by thieves with axes. All the stolen items in that case were recovered. (Read more Paris stories.)

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