PARIS – Burglars in central Paris got the loot of their lives. From the home of a Filipino diplomat they took a mass of precious jewels, vases, watches and other valuables.
Booty had a total value of about 30 million euros, French media reported Saturday.
The stolen items were owned by the former ambassador of the Philippines in Paris. He was traveling when the thieves struck.
An employee of the diplomat discovered the robbery Thursday morning. It is speculated that the night before, the thieves entered through the roof. Using grinder, they broke open the safe containing a suitcase full of jewelery and gems.