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Millions In Jewels Stolen By Axe-Wielding Men At Ritz Hotel In Paris

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Jan. 10 2018, Updated 8:35 p.m. ET

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Axe-wielding burglars stormed the Ritz hotel in Paris and got away with more than $4 million worth of jewelry. Click through for details of the horrifying ordeal!

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During the raid, five men smashed the windows of the hotel around 6:30pm local time.

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"The attackers then used axes to smash open reinforced glass cases containing jewelery, while filling bags," a source at the scene said. Witnesses onsite said they heard gunshots from a handgun.

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Three of the men were caught and arrested by police, but two got away. Police are currently searching for them.

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People at the hotel said they saw the two perpetrators get "out the back door of the hotel, and were seen running away, and then getting on mopeds."

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This is a similar nightmare to what Kim Kardashian went through in 2016, when she was robbed in Paris during Fashion Week.

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What do you think about the terrifying robbery in Paris? Let us know your thoughts. 

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