Two women robbed on Paris motorway in €5m heist

The pair had just left a Paris airport in a Bentley car

Two women robbed on Paris motorway in €5m heist

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Two Qatari women have reportedly been robbed on a Paris motorway in what police described as a €5m heist.

The two women, aged in their 60s, had just left Le Bourget Airport north of the capital.

They were then set upon by a pair of masked men who held them up before spraying them with tear gas.

They robbed the women of an estimated €5m in valuables.

The masked men stole "everything in the vehicle: jewels, clothes, luggage," a source told AFP.

The portion of motorway leading to the Charles de Gaulle and Le Bourget Airports is said to often be the scene of hold-ups targeting wealthy foreigners.

They usually are in luxury cars and some carry large amounts of cash.

Last month, a taxi transporting the CEO of a French furniture chain was held up after leaving Le Bourget.

Those robbers made off with an estimated €100,000 in valuables.