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Hermés Collection Robbed Because French Drivers Sought Coffee

Hermes headquarters, Paris. Image via <a href="">Yourambassadrice</a>
Hermes headquarters, Paris. Image via Yourambassadrice

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Hermés had to cancel its presentation in Milan yesterday because on Tuesday, two drivers needed a breather after carting the latest collection in from Paris. They decided to take a coffee break because Europe, leaving the van unattended. A 47-year-old Italian man nearby took that opportunity to snatch about $550,900 worth of Hermés goods.

The man was caught and the items were recovered within 24 hours according to a spokesperson from the Milan police force. Hermés had no comment. The whole incident almost out-Euros the moped riding Selfridges robbers.
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