A diamond-encrusted Hermès Birkin bag, jewels and money worth $9.3 million were stolen at a Barcelona airport by two unidentified travelers.
The two thieves stole the items while the travelers were checking in their Emirates flight and snatched a $5 million 47-carat diamond ring, $822,000 Chanel brooch, Bulgari watch in Nearly $1 million worth, $548,000 in earrings and tens of thousands of cash Zu AeroTime.
It’s unclear how much the Birkin bag cost, but the famous bag usually costs around $10,000-$40,000 and can go as high as $2 million.
The Birkin was lying on top of a Louis Vuitton suitcase when it was stolen.
The thieves were later found by Spanish authorities and the valuables returned, they say insider.
Catalan police from Mossos D’esquadra announced on Twitter that the thief “threw” the jewels and money out of their vehicle before being arrested. They were arrested on the AP-7 highway.
It is unclear what the thieves were accused of.
Last month, up to $70,000 worth of jewelry was seized from a California family at Boston Logan Airport.
As the family boarded an Uber, they found they had left a bag full of family jewels at the airport. After calling the police, they were able to recover the bag within 15 minutes.