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Friday, December 2, 2016

Two Qatari women fall in the line of Kim Kardashian; Mallika Sherawat - being robbed in France

Every newspaper have so much of them – the crimes that garner attention ! there are tabloids exclusively writing them as sensational news !! ~ this is miles away in France.

Mallika Sherawat plays  ex-CIA agent in Tamil film Dasavatharam – and more than her acting, her attending the launch function in a transparent, skimpy and revealing dress made news.  That function held at Nehru stadium had besides Indian stars -  Jackie Chan and Tamil Nadu CM.  It even became a petition in a City Court.

Media reports that 2 Qatari women have been robbed in a 5 million euro heist on a Paris motorway. The two victims, in their 60s, were being driven from Le Bourget airport in a Bentley when they were targeted in a lay-by on the A1, north east of the capital. Robbers then attacked the driver and two terrified tourists with pepper spray before forcing open the boot of the luxury vehicle. They seized jewellery, clothes and leather goods in a haul valued at 5million euros. The incident unfolded at about 9pm last night shortly after the women had been landed in their private jet. The identity of the victims is not yet known and an investigation is underway.
la bourget airport

It is the latest in a long line of high-value robberies to hit France and comes just weeks after reality TV star Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in a Paris flat. Ms Kardashian was attacked by a gang of five robbers who got away with millions of pounds worth of jewels on October 3.  The famous star reported had a dazzling ring worth £3.5million stolen from her. The reality star is believed to have been robbed of £8.5million  [in Indian Rs. 72.50 crores !] of jewellery including the sparkler which was her second engagement ring designed by her husband Kanye West. Kanye gifted his wife with the ring  and it was flashing on social media since.  Whilst the exact pieces that were taken haven't been confirmed, Kim had been wearing the eye-catching 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring in her pictures, as well as during her outings in Paris.  She and a security guard had guns pointed at their heads and were tied up by the gang, who are still at large.

Weeks later Bollywood beauty and international model Mallika Sherawat was tear gassed and beaten up by three masked intruders in her own Paris apartment block, though there were some contradictory reports later. In the wake of these attacks security consultants revealed that wealthy tourists are increasingly avoiding Paris as a holiday destination while many are asking for extra bodyguard protection. Business is said to be booming for security firms that provide bodyguards.

The director of a service providing bodyguards, blamed poor policing, unemployment and even the increase of 'undocumented' illegal immigrants in central Paris.  He is quoted as saying -  'We have a lot of clients in Paris asking for security services as they don’t feel safe. We recommend to have protection with you during the day and guards at night if your building/residence is not secure.'

In August 2014, the convoy of a Saudi Prince was also held up as it made its way to Le Bourget. Up to eight robbers driving BMWs hijacked the first vehicle in the convoy and sped off with its three occupants before letting them go.  In March last year robbers launched an audacious raid on two armoured trucks on a busy motorway in a crime linked to a notorious gang known as the Pink Panthers. Jewels worth at least £7million were stolen by armed robbers who struck at a toll booth on the route linking Paris to the South of France. The daring raid took place just after midnight as the security trucks approached the toll at Avallon in Burgundy, 125 miles south-east of Paris on the A6.

Thieves used gas sprays to knock out the two armed guards in each lorry. The guards were pulled from their cabs and dumped by the toll booth.  The methods used in the robbery immediately led to speculation that the Pink Panthers – a notorious gang of criminals from Eastern Europe – had struck again. The gang earned their name in 1993 after stealing a £500,000 diamond from a jewellers in Mayfair, London, and hiding it in a jar of face cream – a tactic copied from the 1963 film The Pink Panther, starring Peter Sellers as the bungling Inspector Clouseau.

Interesting !

With regards – S. Sampathkumar
23rd Nov.2016

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