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Parisian jeweller robbed, thief gets away on segway



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An armed man using a stand-up scooter Tuesday robbed famed Parisian jeweller Chaumet of up to three million euros worth of jewellery in an audacious evening heist, a source close to the case said. The robber stole between two million and three million euros (2.4-3.6 million dollars) worth of jewellery and precious stones after bursting into the shop near the Champs-Elysees avenue around 5 pm, the source said.

Without using his weapon, the man also made his getaway on the scooter from the store on Rue Francois 1, the source said.

Chaumet, now part of the world's leading luxury goods maker LVMH, is best known for its store on Place Vendome, which was robbed in 2009 with 1.9 million euros worth of gems stolen.(AFP)