Thieves in Paris stole a $200,000 watch from the wrist of a Saudi prince outside a five-star hotel in Paris.
French media reports that the prince, grand-nephew of King Salman, was making a phone call on the street in front of Hotel du Louvre Paris when the thieves struck at midnight on Saturday.
Le Parisien reports that Prince Mohammad Bin Adulaziz Al Saud was pacing up and down on outside the hotel when the a gang of three jumped him and managed to wrestle him to the ground, snatching his Swiss watch brand Audemars Piguet before making their escape.
No arrests have been made in the case, but police have managed to acquire fingerprints from an umbrella left at the scene.
It’s the not the first theft-related incident involving Saudi royalty in the French capital. Armed robbers attacked a Saudi Arabian prince’s convoy in Paris in August last year, taking what the victims told police was around $335,000) in cash and some sensitive documents. In October, a Saudi embassy official had €15,000 ($17,000) in cash stolen while dining in an upmarket restaurant. Also in October, a niece of King Salman had €25,000 ($28,000) stolen from bags she left in her car.