>> A heist at the Paris Ritz. Axe-wielding robbers snatched jewelry perhaps worth more than $5 million from a store in the legendary hotel. The robbery happened late Wednesday afternoon. This woman was at the Ritz bar.>>
> Three thieves were arrested, the other two got away.
And then I saw men wearing balaclavas and with weapons.>>
A bag was recovered, but it's not clear if it holds some of the loot. The Ritz opened more than a century ago. Coco Chanel lived there as did author Marcel Proust. It was one of Ernest Hemingway's favorite watering holes. Armed heists are not uncommon at the chic jewelry boutiques of the neighborhood near the city's Place Vendome.