French police arrest 25 in 2008 jewel heist

June 22, 2009 11:02:57 AM PDT
French police have arrested 25 suspects in a euro85 million ($118 million) heist of jewels last year on one of Paris' most fashionable streets and have recovered some of the loot. Thieves, some of them dressed as women, had swiped rings, necklaces and luxury watches at the Harry Winston store near the Champs-Elysees.

The Dec. 5 heist was one of France's biggest ever jewelry robberies.

Police on Monday spoke on condition of anonymity because police are not authorized to discuss cases publicly.