2 Qatari women robbed on Paris motorway in 5-mn-euro heist

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Two women were robbed of valuables worth at least $5.3 million by masked men who held them and their driver up on a freeway in Paris, according to media reports.

The Qatari women, aged in their sixties, had left Le Bourget airport north of the French capital in a Bentley when they were targeted, sprayed with tear gas and robbed.

It said the stretch of freeway is frequently used by robbers to target wealthy foreigners in luxury cars — the thieves often strike during traffic jams.

Other victims include a Saudi prince who was robbed two years ago and a Korean art collector who was relieved of $4.3 million worth of jewelry last year, according to media reports.Other parts of Paris have also been the scene of a number of high-profile incidents recently.