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  • 19 January 2013, 16:24

Swank Becomes Victim Of Paris Smash-And-Grab

Oscar-winning US actress Hilary Swank had her handbag snatched in Paris by thieves who smashed the window of the taxi she was in.

The three smash-and-grab robbers pounced on the taxi as it got stuck in traffic in the northern suburb of Saint-Denis on Friday morning, a police source said.

They broke the window of the back seat and snatched Swank's designer bag from her hands.

Drivers and passengers are said to often fall victim to robberies in the Paris suburb which suffers from regular traffic jams.

Swank, 38, has been awarded two Academy Awards for her role in the 1999 film Boys Don't Cry and the 2004 movie Million Dollar Baby.

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