French police recover $25 million in stolen jewels

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PARIS (AP) - Police say jewels valued at $25 million, many stolen from the luxury Harry Winston boutique in Paris, have been found in a rain sewer outside Paris.

Investigators found 19 rings and three sets of earrings, including one pair valued at $19.5 million.

Police say they were found at a home in the Seine-Saint-Denis region northeast of Paris, hidden in a plastic container set in a cement mold in a rain sewer. The police confirmed a report Tuesday on Europe-1 Radio.

The bold Harry Winston heist on Dec. 5, 2008 netted the thieves up to $118.1 million in jewels. Nine people were charged in the heist and jailed in June 2009.

Police said the home where the jewels were found belonged to one of those charged.
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