Burglary takes place in Qatari Emir’s residence in France

Burglary takes place in Qatari Emir’s residence in France

A group of burglars, at least one of them reportedly armed, have stormed the palace of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, near the French resort of Cannes, and seized watches and other valuable pieces of jewelry.

According to a source close to the Emir’s family, Sheikh Tamim was not present when four people broke into his house in Mous-Sarto on Thursday night, confirming a news broadcast by RTL radio.

The source added that the theft was carried out without violence, explaining that the thieves “did not put a gun to the heads of the people who were in the palace, whom subjected to the orders of the thieves when they saw the weapon.”

A number of law enforcement agencies in the cities of Grasse, Nice and Marseille have opened an investigation into the burglary.

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