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Tuesday 25 July 2017

Jewellery worth £170,000 stolen at Art Paris fair

Art Paris is the city's annual contemporary fair
Art Paris is the city's annual contemporary fair

Thieves have stolen jewellery worth 200,000 euro (£170,000) at Paris's Grand Palais during an art fair, police said.

Two thieves targeted a saleswoman on Sunday night as the four-day Art Paris event was being dismantled, a police spokesman said.

One man distracted the saleswoman as she was waiting for a goods carrier by pretending she had dropped some money, the spokesman said.

His accomplice snatched her bag containing the jewellery from the floor, he added, before getting away.

Art Paris, the city's annual contemporary fair, ran from Thursday to Sunday, featuring 138 galleries showcasing art, sculpture and jewellery.

It is unclear to which jewellery company the stolen goods belonged.

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