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Thieves ram car into Geneva watch boutique

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Thieves ram car into Geneva watch boutique
Zenith watch boutique before the break-in. Photo: Zenith
10:53 CEST+02:00
Thieves rammed a car into the door of high-end watch company Zenith's store in the heart of Geneva Thursday and cleared out its display cases, the Swiss firm said.

Zenith, which belongs to French luxury conglomerate LVMH, said that the door of its boutique on Geneva's upscale Rue du Rhone was thought to have been rammed by a car shortly after 5am.

The thieves abandoned the car used to penetrate the store, a Renault Mégane stolen in Geneva, the Tribune de Genève reported.

Zenith spokeswoman Maud Tiberti told AFP that the thieves made off with 30 watches, but could not immediately provide a value for the haul.
   
The loss of the watches, coupled with the damage to the store, totalled one 
million francs ($1.1 million), she said.
   
Zenith opened the boutique in the chic shopping area in December 2011.

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