Thieves have reported stolen some €600,000 worth of high-end goods from the Paris home of a Saudi princess on Friday.
The 47-year-old princess, who has not been to the apartment since August, returned to her apartment to find that bags, watches, jewellery, and furs worth about $720,000 were missing.
The Saudi princess, who has not yet been named, went into a state of shock upon seeing the damage and has been hospitalized.
The thieves appear to have entered the apartment, situated near the swank Avenue George V in the heart of the French capital, without using force, the source close to the case said.
The bounty included around 30 Hermes bags worth between 10,000 and 30,000 euros each, a Cartier watch, jewellery and fur items.
Prosecutors have opened a formal investigation which will be handled by the Paris police’s special anti-gang unit.
Le Parisien newspaper reported that an early suspect was a man who had been staying at the princess’s apartment since August.
A spare set of keys to the Saudi Princess’ home had gone missing, the paper added.