CHOPARD robbery in Paris – a publicity stunt ?

The quiet daytime robbery of the CHOPARD Vendome store in Paris has sparked a lot of controversy among the luxury business community, especially considering the circumstances and also the announced value of stolen goods of EUR 8 million. It is not only the value, timing and manner but also the security breach of which insurance companies are so attentive with. The 8 million value is a huge contrast to the January robbery of the HARRY WINSTON store in Paris, the goods being evaluated at over USD 100 million.
Is it a surprise the fact that first suspects are the Pink Panther thieves group from the Balkans of the Eastern European region ?