Paris Ritz 'burglary': Saudi princess claims £700,000 of jewellery stolen from plush suite

Thieves escaped from a plush Paris hotel with more than £700,000 worth of jewellery belonging to a Saudi princess, according to reports.
The alleged heist happened at the Ritz hotel in the French capital.
Sources in Paris say there was no sign of forced entry to the suite.
The unnamed royal told prosecutors the valuables had not been left in the room's safe.
It happened on Friday last week, the princess has alleged, claiming the missing jewellery is worth 800,000 euros - the equivalent of £712,500.
The theft happened at the Ritz hotel in Paris, police revealed (file image) 
A spokesman for the Ritz declined to comment.
If confirmed, it would be the second heist from the chic hotel on Paris's Place Vendome this year.
In January, axe-bearing thieves burst into the lobby and stole millions of dollars worth of necklaces and other jewellery from display cases.
Police managed to catch three of them inside, and two others who escaped on a scooter ended up dropping a bag of their loot.
All the jewels were eventually recovered.
Kim Kardashian was victim of a terrifying robbery 10 minutes away in October 2016
Armed thefts are not uncommon in the area, where dozens of luxury boutiques and jewellery stores align the streets.
In December 2017, a man was able to substitute two diamonds and two rings worth 5.5 million euros in a jewellery store, replacing them with cheap fakes.
In October 2016, reality TV star Kim Kardashian was the victim of a robbery 10 minutes walk from the Ritz, in which millions of dollars' worth of her jewellery were stolen.
Police now keep a permanent presence in the neighbourhood, but that has done little to deter determined robbers.