So, Apple products are still pretty popular, I guess?
The spokesman said that one man had been ‘lightly injured’ in the raid. He was helping police with their enquiries.
Christophe Crepin, an Unsa police union official, told Le Parisien newspaper that ‘the four hooded and heavily armed criminals made their move very quickly. Most of the police forces were being mobilised to monitor the Champs Elysees, so the robbers have clearly benefitted from this opportunity to strike.’
Mr Crepin said the robbers mainly took ‘a lot of goods’ and very little money. Early estimates were that the haul was worth well over 1 million euros, or close to 1 million pounds.
Queues are regularly seen outside Apple stores like the one in Opera as shoppers snap up the latest innovation from the hugely successful American company.