Armed robbers steal jewellery 'worth millions' from Ritz hotel in Paris

Masked attackers raided the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Paris at 6.30pm local time smashing their way into the luxury hotel

He said no one was injured.

Five robbers, some of them armed, entered the luxury hotel and stole goods worth "an important sum", French police said.

Three men were arrested as the robbery was interrupted by police officers on patrol, while the other two escaped on a scooter, police said.

A tourist told Mirror Online bartenders at the Hemingway bar yelled at people to "get down" as the masked men smashed their way into the hotel.

"One man wearing a ski mask ran right from the bar door to the front, right past my father".

A police source told Le Figaro the robbers took around 4 million euro worth of jewels.

"We heard at least 10 rounds of gunfire so everyone dove behind the bar where we stayed there for about six minutes".

Terrified guests at the hotel were left fearing for their lives as the attackers destroyed display cases inside a posh jewellery store at the hotel before making off with the stash.

Security in the area was increased in 2014 after several luxury jewellers were raided in violent robberies.

The landmark Paris Ritz hotel re-opened its palatial doors to guests in 2016 after almost four years of renovations and a major fire.

The hotel, owned by Mohamed Al Fayed, reopened last year after four years of refurbishment work.

Princess Diana famously dined at the hotel with Dodi al Fayed before they both died in a tragic auto accident in the Pont de l'Alma underpass.

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