Jewel Heist on French Highway Triggers Manhunt for Attackers

March 11, 2015 9:20 AM

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About 15 armed assailants attacked two vans carrying millions of euros worth of jewels on a French highway Wednesday, forced out the drivers and sped away, according to police.

Gendarmes and other authorities are combing the Burgundy region southeast of Paris for the attackers, after the latest in a string of big jewel heists in France in recent years.

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