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Drag queen robbers hit a Harry Winston in Paris yesterday, pocketing the largest haul in the history of French heists and prompting this excellent lede in a British paper: "At first sight, the two couples who entered the Harry Winston store in Paris resembled the sophisticated international clientele that frequents this most exclusive of jewellers. But staff soon realised something was amiss. The two women were really men disguised in wigs and dresses, and they and their supposed partners were holding guns." [Times Online]