THE TRENDY Apple store in Paris reportedly was robbed by gunmen late on New Years Eve.
According to reports the store was unlawfully entered via the back door by a group of masked men carrying handguns.
Sky News reports that the men entered the store hours after it closed, when many of the city's law enforcement officers were policing the holiday celebrations.
"They were well prepared," said Christophe Crepin of the police union UNSA to reporters.
"As the majority of police were busy watching the Champs Elysees, the robbers took advantage of this opportunity."
While there has been no announcement from the police, the word is that around €1 million or £800,000 worth of Apple retail stock was taken by four men with a van.
A number of men and a van nicked 3,600 Ipads worth more or less the same amount from JFK airport in November of last year. They were thought to have had inside help, and didn't use guns. It is unlikely to be the same crew.
That blag was seen as unsuccessful because they were interrupted and left a lot of stock behind, but we say that the best part of a million quid is not to be sniffed at. µ