February 20, 2016 1:40 pm
Updated: February 20, 2016 3:22 pm

Mid-day jewelry heist in Switzerland nets thieves jewels, cash worth over $1M francs

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BERLIN – Police say three men have stolen jewelry and cash worth well over 1 million Swiss francs ($1.4 million Canadian) in a raid on a shop in downtown Zurich.

Zurich police said in a statement that the men entered the jeweler’s shop on Saturday lunchtime and threatened the two staff members who were present with a handgun, taking jewelry, precious stones and cash and then fleeing on foot.

Police appealed for witnesses. They said two of the men spoke broken German but had no description for the third suspect.

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