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Bollywood actress tear gassed during botched Paris robbery

Last Updated Nov 17, 2016 at 11:27 am PDT

Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat. (Photo via Twitter: @mallikasherawat)

Paris prosecutor's office confirms actress and her partner were targeted

No arrests have been made

PARIS, FRANCE (NEWS 1130) – The Paris prosecutor’s office says Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat and partner Cyrille Auxenfans were the targets of a botched robbery attempt involving tear gas in a posh area of the French capital.

Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said Thursday that the incident happened last Friday night in Paris’ 16th arrondissement, when suspected robbers set off the tear gas but fled empty-handed. It’s unclear why they fled.

Thibault-Lecuivre says Sherawat was not thought to have been physically harmed in the incident, but probably inhaled the tear gas fumes.

Thibault-Lecuivre says investigators think Auxenfans was attacked, but the couple refused to see a doctor to assess possible injuries.

A criminal inquiry has been opened into the incident.

The case comes six weeks after Kim Kardashian reported being robbed at gunpoint in Paris.