Ukraine Official's Daughter Robbed In Paris

A prominent Ukrainian woman arrived at an airport near Paris, and was driving into the city when her car got stuck in traffic. A thief seized the opportunity to pull open the car door and make off with the lady's handbag. She told the BBC that her purse contained jewels, rings and earrings worth more than $6 million.

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Our last word in business today is bejeweled and bereft. A prominent Ukrainian woman arrived at the airport in Paris, was driving into the city when her car was stuck in traffic. A thief sized the opportunity to pull open the car door and make off with the ladys handbag. And it was no ordinary haul. The bag belonged to Christina Chernigovskaya(ph); she's a banker, the daughter of the mayor of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. She told the BBC that her purse contained jewels, rings, and earrings worth more than $6 million. One small consolation: the robber did not get the $11,000 in cash, which was also in the car.

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