Stolen jewels in Paris sewer
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.