An unnamed Saudi Princess recently claimed the loss of jewelry worth over $930,000 (800,000 euros), while staying at the plush Ritz hotel in Paris. The reported theft took place in her suite at the acclaimed hotel, and the Parisian police are now working actively to nab the robbers.
As per the woman, the said jewels were taken on Friday afternoon when she was absent from her room. She also confirmed that the jewelry was not left by her in the suite’s security safe and that there were no signs of the room been broken into. Although a spokesperson from the Ritz declined to comment on the matter, this essentially raises several questions on the hotel’s personal staff and security mechanisms.
This isn’t the first time that an instance of robbery has been reported from the Ritz. In January this year, a bunch of burglars had broken into the plush Parisian Hotel and stolen millions of dollars’ worth of necklaces and other jewelry from display cases. Although not all thieves were caught hold of by the police, they ultimately managed to recover the total value of the lost jewels.
In October 2016 as well, famed reality star Kim Kardashian fell prey to a similar robbery that took place at a distance of 10 minutes from the Ritz Paris, making her lose millions of dollars’ worth of her jewelry. While the police now maintain a permanent force in the locality, looks like little can be done to deter the robbers!
[Via – Reuters]