$25M in Gems Found in Paris Sewer

Loot from Harry Winston heist recovered
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2011 4:25 AM CST
Armed robbers, some of them in drag, made off with almost the entire contents of the boutique in the 2008 heist.   (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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(Newser) – Stolen gems worth $25 million have been found stashed in a rain sewer in a Paris suburb. Police say the gems—taken in a spectacular $100 million heist in 2008—were hidden in a plastic container embedded in cement, the BBC reports. The home above the sewer belongs to one of nine people jailed for the armed raid on luxury jeweler Harry Winston's Paris boutique, AP reports. (Click to read about another heist-gone-wrong.)

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