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Jewel Thieves Strike Again in Paris

Burglars hit the DoDo and De Grisogono stores on Rue Saint-Honoré.

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PARIS — Jewel thieves have struck again in the so-called Golden Triangle of Paris.

Burglars forced open the door of the DoDo store on Rue Saint-Honoré in the early hours of Monday, according to a police spokesman.

The brand, known for its gold animal charms, is a subsidiary of Pomellato, owned by the Kering conglomerate. A spokesman for Kering confirmed the theft, but declined to provide additional details.

On Saturday, two men held up the nearby de Grisogono store, making away with several items of jewelry. The value of the loot could not immediately be confirmed.

The area has seen a rash of high-profile jewelry heists in recent months. In December, thieves made away with luxury watches believed to be worth about 800,000 euros, or $1.1 million at current exchange, from a store belonging to Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet.

In October, thieves stole luxury watches worth an estimated 1 million euros, or $1.4 million, from the Vacheron Constantin boutique on Rue de la Paix. In September, a gang rammed a car into the window of a jewelry store on Rue de Castiglione and made off with several bags of jewelry.

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