Paris police hurt thief with gold loot in Metro

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PARIS -- Police in the French capital say they shot and wounded a thief with about 100,000 euros ($135,000) in gold coins in a rare chase in the Paris Metro.

The thief had stolen an estimated in gold coins Saturday afternoon from a shop after hitting the seller on the head with a crowbar. He ducked into tthe nearby Grands Boulevards Metro station after taking two shelves of gold coins from the shop.

He fired at a team of police who pursued him, and officers fired back, wounding an arm, police said.

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