Sinatra at the Ritz: the surreal moment when gangsters struck

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It was cocktail hour at the Paris  Ritz  when the silky tones of Sinatra segued into the sound of breaking glass, one guest said, recalling the surreal moment he saw axe-wielding gangsters nab fistfuls of jewels from the ultra-chic hotel.

Author Frederic Beigbeder was enjoying a Wednesday evening Moscow Mule at the Ernest Hemingway bar when the robbers struck.

“I thought it was a terrorist attack,” said the Frenchman, who hid in a toilet room for ten minutes as police arrived.

“I thought we were all going down, to be killed one by one. Shots rang, you could...


Sinatra at the Ritz: the surreal moment when gangsters struck


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