Burglars stolen thousands in cash and jewels from Edouard de Rothschild’s Paris mansion
The heist took place at the financier’s country estate, which is located in Ferrières-en-Brie, a chic upmarket suburb east of Paris, according to Europe 1.
Officers rushed to the scene after a panicked employee called the local police station to report the incident at around 10pm on Tuesday.
Mr de Rothschild and his family, however, were not at home when the break-in happened, police said.
The thieves are said to have entered the country mansion via the first floor, which is where the missing cash and jewels were located, leading police to believe the suspects, currently unidentified, knew the layout of the mansion “before” they arrived.
Police believe the culprits knew the layout of the house prior to the break-in
But it is not yet known whether the robbers were armed and whether the heist was a carefully planned and flawlessly executed inside job.
The local prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday morning that it had opened a “judicial investigation into the robbery”.
The 59-year-old banking mogul, a descendent of the celebrated banking family, is said to be worth more than £250million.