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#ParisRitz: Some jewels found after heist


Jewellery worth millions stolen in dramatic heist.

In this image made from video, French police attend the scene outside the Ritz Hotel in Paris, France, after a robbery Wednesday evening Jan. 10, 2018. Police said Wednesday that five people, at least some armed, entered the luxury Ritz Hotel and made off with goods, likely to be jewels, worth millions, and reported that three robbers were arrested and two escaped capture.(Clement Lanot via AP)

Police say some of the jewels stolen from the Ritz Hotel in Paris have been found but that two thieves are still on the run.

A police official said Thursday that one perpetrator dropped a bag with jewels and hatchets when his motorcycle hit a pedestrian during his escape.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not able to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation, said the pedestrian was slightly injured.

The official told The Associated Press that jewels were found scattered amid the debris of shattered display cases during overnight cleanup efforts and that the overall value of the jewels on display was about 4.5 million euros.

Authorities are still working with the jewelers to determine how many items are still missing.

Three of the thieves were arrested soon after the Wednesday evening robbery in the chic, well-policed neighborhood of central Paris.