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Thieves rob Apple Store on New Year’s Eve

PARIS — Masked and armed thieves used the New Year’s Eve fete to rob the flagship Apple Store in Paris.

The French press reported that up to $1.3 million in goods were stolen at the store selling products such as Apple’s iPhones and iPads behind the Paris Opera house.

Police said Tuesday the theft occurred bout 9 p.m. Monday, 3 hours after closing, while police were deployed around the famed Champs-Elysees Avenue where revelers traditionally gather on New Year’s Eve.

From wire dispatches and staff reports