Saudi princess robbed of €1.5 million-worth of luxury handbags and jewellery in Paris

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The Organised Crime Division in Paris is investigating the theft of luxury Hermès luggage, Chanel furs and jewellery worth up to €1.5 million, stolen from an apartment belonging to a Saudi princess.

The robbery was found to have taken place when the Saudi princess returned to her large, plush Paris flat on Thursday morning for the first time since mid-August.

Thieves had escaped with some 30 Hermès bags worth €50,000, expensive jewellery including a Cartier watch worth €8,000 and haute couture fur coats.

Thieves entered the apartment in the upmarket avenue Georges V near the Champs-Elysées without forcing entry, a source close to the investigation told Le Parisien daily.

“Handprints were found on a trapdoor on the ceiling of the corridor,” the investigators said.

Police are waiting to question the 47-year old princess who has been hospitalised in a state of shock.