The BBC reports
French police are hunting for three armed men who stormed a Primark store in an suspected robbery attempt north of Paris.
The gunmen fled the scene after special forces evacuated 18 people trapped inside the Qwartz shopping centre in Villeneuve-la-Garenne.
None of those released 18 people was injured. The area around the shopping centre has been shut down.
Further reports suggest the raiders got away with a huge truckload of Primark clothing possibly worth in excess of €500.