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Millions of Euro worth of jewels stolen after 15 armed raiders stage daring heist on French motorway

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The A6 motorway south east of Paris, where the raid happened

The A6 motorway south east of Paris, where the raid happened

The A6 motorway south east of Paris, where the raid happened

15 armed raiders have staged a daring raid on two vans carrying millions of Euro worth of jewels on a French motorway this morning.

French police are combing the Yonne region of Burgundy searching for the raiders.

They managed to remove both drivers from the vans before driving away in them, on the A6 motorway connecting Paris and Lyon.

Police confirm no injuries were reported from the raid - the two drivers were left shaken but otherwise unharmed.

The vans were found burnt out a short distance away shortly after the raid - the jewels were not recovered.

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