Two armed men fled with several luxury watches after bursting into a branch of Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet in Paris's chic eighth arrondissement on Saturday, police said, the latest in a string of robberies in the French capital.
Jose Gilberto Rodriguez was arrested after a 14-minute car chase with police.
The robbery took place in the central Ninth Arrondissement of Paris, which is home to a number of diamond trading businesses.
Bitcoin is a virtual currency created from computer code that allows anonymous transactions and its value has soared since it came into being in 2009.
A gunman fatally shot a female New York City police officer in an unprovoked attack early on Wednesday in the city's Bronx borough, then was himself shot dead by police as he ran from the scene, authorities said.
Three masked robbers snatched a suitcase stuffed with millions of dollars in cash from a businessman who had just withdrawn the money from a bank in western Japan on Thursday, police said.
Cases of fraudsters trying to rob people after spitting on them on Doha's streets are being increasingly reported. Close on the heels of an incident near Souq Waqif, another similar incident was reported in the Al Hilal area on Wednesday.