Saturday November 7, 2020
The 47-year-old woman has been admitted to hospital with shock after discovering the loss of bags, watches and furs
The goods stolen from the Paris apartment are believed to have included around 30 Hermes handbags worth thousands of euros. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA
Thieves have taken worth hundreds of thousands of euros of high-end goods from the Paris home of a Saudi princess, a source close to the case has said.
The 47-year-old princess, who had not set foot in the apartment since August, discovered on returning that bags, watches, jewellery and furs worth some €600,000 (£540,000) were missing.The princess, whose name was not revealed, was hospitalised in a state of shock and has not yet spoken to police.
The thieves appear to have entered the apartment, situated near the high-end Avenue George V in the heart of the French capital, without using force, the source said.
The bounty included around 30 Hermes bags worth between €10,000 and €30,000 each, a Cartier watch, jewellery and fur items.
Prosecutors have opened a formal investigation which will be handled by the Paris police’s special anti-gang unit.
Le Parisien newspaper reported that an early suspect was a man who had been staying at the princess’s apartment since August.
A spare set of keys to her home had gone missing, the paper added.