PARIS: A Malaysian businesswoman who reportedly lost her ring worth RM3.7mil (€750,000) in her hotel room in Place Vendôme here has recovered it - from the bag of a vacuum cleaner.
However, security at the hotel found the ring inside a vacuum cleaner bag two days after the ring went missing, reported UK daily The Guardian.
"Two days after a Malaysian guest at the hotel reported the missing diamond ring to police, the hotel proffered an answer, albeit less exciting than many of the theories that had circulated online: the hotel said security had found the ring in the bag of a vacuum cleaner," the daily reported.
In response, the hotel was reported saying that its client was happy with the find, despite some portals hinting that the admission had not been enough to dispel all doubts about exactly what transpired.
"We would like to thank the staff at the Ritz Paris who mobilised for this search and who work each day with integrity and professionalism," the hotel said.
The client, described only as a Malaysian businesswoman, had reported to police that she had left the ring on a table on Friday (Dec 8) while she went window shopping in the city for a few hours.
She said when she returned to the room, the ring was gone.
It was not the first time that the celebrated hotel in Place Vendôme had been hit.
An unnamed member of the Saudi royal family reported the theft of jewellery worth about €800,000 (RM4mil) from her suite in 2018, and months earlier five armed men made off with jewels worth more than €4mil (RM20mil) from display windows inside the hotel.