500,000 euros in goods stolen from Russian billionaire's Paris home
Burglars in Paris made off with over 500,000 euros ($588,000) in fur coats, jewellery, handbags and other luxury goods after breaking into the home of Russian billionaire Nikolai Sarkisov, a police source said Wednesday.
Sarkisov, 52, is the co-founder along with his brother of RESO-Guarantee, one of Russia's biggest insurance companies.
His 600-square-metre (6,500 square-foot) duplex is situated on Avenue Foch, one of the most expensive streets in the French capital, near the Champs-Elysees.
The thieves struck in broad daylight last week while the businessman was away in the Mediterranean resort of Saint-Tropez.
The alarm was raised on Friday by a neighbour who found the door open, the source said.
Sarkisov is yet to return to Paris and make a full inventory of the missing items, the source said.
The international jet set have been targeted in several robberies and muggings in Paris in recent years.