Stolen jewels in Paris sewer

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FRENCH in­ves­ti­ga­tors have found jewels worth $ 24.83 mil­lion hid­den in a Paris rain sewer – part of the spec­tac­u­lar 2008 heist from lux­ury jew­eller Harry Win­ston’s Paris bou­tique. Nine­teen rings and three sets of ear­rings – one pair val­ued at 14 mil­lion eu­ros ($ 19.31 mil­lion) – were dug up from a drain at a house in the work­ing class Paris sub­urb of Seine-Sain­tDe­nis. The jewels were hid­den in a plas­tic con­tainer set in a ce­ment mould in­side the sewer. The house be­longed to one of the nine peo­ple charged in the heist. The bold Harry Win­ston rob­bery on De­cem­ber 5, 2008 net­ted the thieves – some dressed as women and wear­ing wigs – gems and be­jew­eled watches worth up to $ 117.23 mil­lion. The bou­tique is off the Champs-El­y­sees and the rob­bery was car­ried out while shop­pers strolled by.

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