Two tourists robbed on Paris highway in €5 million heist

And in September last year thieves snatched a €180,000 watch from the wrist of a Saudi prince outside the five-star hotel he was staying in near the Louvre museum in Paris.

The three-man gang had been loitering near the hotel looking for rich guests to prey upon.

Perhaps the most audacious robbery on a member of the Saudi royal family was in 2014 when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs attacked his motorcade.

There have also been numerous robberies of Chinese tourists in and around the French capital as thieves know they often carry large bundles of cash on them.

On top of that there have also been numerous high profile and brazen armed robberies on jewellers in Paris wealthiest areas like Place Vendôme.

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